sA’ADAt HAsAN mANto. Open It!*. The special train left Amritsar at two in the afternoon, taking eight hours to reach Mughalpura. Quite a few passengers were . “Khol Do” is one of the most famous and controversial stories of Manto. It is one of the masterpiece depicting the effects of violence during the. This story is published as “Khol Do” in a new translation by Aatish Taseer of Saadat Hasan Manto’s Selected Stories (Random House India).
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Then his eyes moved and suddenly caught the sun. We are so depraved that in the garb of social workers we rape the helpless girlthe daughter of an old man who has lost every thing and is living on the hope to see his daughter one day. He saw four men carrying the body of a young girl found unconscious near the railway tracks. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. One of the men asked, “Are you Sakina?
Eesher Singh, who was staring at the ceiling, looked at Kalwant Kaur and gently stroked her familiar face. The end goes like:. Bewildered by it all, he lay staring at the dusty sky for a long time.
They had a lorry and guns and said they would help him. You are commenting using your Facebook account. It is obviously true no translation can have better interpretation than its own language. But where was Sakina? Tags Khol DoMantoPartitionshort storyshort story writer. He had lost the capacity to moan. One of the most celebrated of these is Saadat Hasan Manto, whose short stories represented the overarching societal breakdown in the Partition, that resulted in widespread massacres and rapes across Punjab, Bengal, and other parts of North India.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Finally, they had caught up with her in a field. She was very pretty and had a mole on her left cheek. Kailash Mohankar April 4, at 6: Big eyes, black hair, a mole on the left cheek.
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A few days later, Sirajuddin pulled himself together and talked to some people who were willing to help him. You are not the same person you were eight days ago. Khalid Ali Shah June 8, at 3: Sirajuddin needed help and sympathy, but then everyone around him needed help and sympathy. With my stories, I expose only truth. The doctor looked at the body on the stretcher. One day, as they were returning to Amritsar to mabto a few more refugees, they saw a girl standing by the roadside.
He wanted to cry, but he could shed no tears. He would spend the whole day doing rounds of the different camps and offices, but received no word about Sakina’s whereabouts. Farjad rated it really liked it Nov 20, He tasted it and his whole body shivered.
They were eight young men who owned fo truck and were armed with guns. Ashok Gupta January 16, at He died a few months short of his forty-third birthday, in Januaryin Lahore. The original story in Urdu is more poignant and heart wrenching. He knew then that he needed help.
Salty About Rajma Chawal: When the riot broke out in the city, like mant else I also participated. Had he become unconscious when the train was stopped, and the rioters came aboard? He began to follow them.
Manto’s Mirror To Partition: A Feminist Review Of ‘Khol Do’
A few days later, he had a break. He showered them with his blessings, and described what Sakina looked like. They had stopped the truck, jumped out and run after her.
These exclusions along lines of class and caste have unfortunately been replicated in the literature that deals with the experience of Partition. Eesher Singh peeled her clothes off as skin off a goat. You are commenting using your WordPress. They were about to drive away.
کھول دو [Khol Do]
Had they abducted her? Images assailed from all sides.
People act at the spur of moment sometimes and all base feelings then come up.