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Scribe of Partition: Saadat Hasan Manto

September 2003

Saadat Hassan Manto was already renowned when India and Pakistan were partitioned in 1947, but works like the story Toba Tek Singh and his Third Letter to Uncle Sam cemented Manto’s reputation as the best Pakistani writer of the twentieth century. Robert McGill Murphy reflects on Manto’s untimely death in Playing Manto.