Manto's Khol Do is an accurate portrayal of the depths of human depravity, in the backdrop of the horrific violence during the Partition. Khol Do” is one of the most famous and controversial stories by writer Saadat Hasan Manto (). It is one of the masterpiece depicting. I look at two short stories: Khol Do (Open It) by. Saadat Hasan Manto and Lajwanti by Rajinder Singh Bedi to support my argument. Keywords.
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The special train left Amritsar at two in the afternoon, taking eight hours to reach Mughalpura. Quite a few passengers were killed along the way. Hindi Urdu story khol do written by Sa'adat Hasan Manto and read by Archana Chaoji for weekly podcast of Bolti Kahaniyan on Radio Playback. khol do - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free.
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She had died in front of his eyes. He could hear her voice. The two of them had begun to run. He could feel a bulge in his pocket. It was a length of cloth. Yes, he recognized it. Other details were missing. Had he brought her as far as the railway station? Had she got into the carriage with him? When the rioters had stopped the train, had they taken her with them?
All questions. There were no answers. He wished he could weep but tears would not come. He knew then that he needed help. A few days later, he had a break. There were eight of them, young men armed with guns.
They also had a truck. They said they brought back women and children left behind on the other side. He gave them a description of his daughter.
About seventeen. Big eyes, black hair, a mole on the left cheek. Find my daughter. And they had tried. At the risk of their lives they had driven to Amritsar, recovered many women and children and brought them back to the camp, but they had not found Sakina. On their next trip out, they had found a girl on the roadside. They seemed to have scared her and she had started running. They had stopped the truck, jumped out and run after her.
Finally, they had caught up with her in a field. She was very pretty and had a mole on her left cheek. Is your name Sakina? The young men were very kind to her. They had fed her, given her milk to drink and put her in their truck. One of them gave her his jacket so that she could cover herself. It was obvious that she was ill-at-ease without her dupatta, trying nervously to cover her breasts with her arms.
Many days had gone by and Sirajuddin had still not had any news of his daughter. All his time was spent running from camp to camp looking for her.
At night, he would pray for the success of the young men who were looking for his daughter. Most narratives of trauma and marginalisation, that continue to be recorded today through initiatives such as Partition Archive , disproportionately represent the experiences of upper class, upper caste women, leaving subaltern groups, such as lower caste females, sex workers, trans communities, outside the sphere of discussion.
This historical narrative of trauma and marginalisation, while itself non-linear and complex, remains woefully incomplete. She fills up the meaninglessness of life with travelling and chocolate.
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However, please let me know some details of your book. Also some particulars about yourself. It is one of the best short stories written by Manto. The two stories have been written in the background of Partition. The stories show how strongly Manto was moved by the most tragic, sad events.
His style is forceful, diction strong. His choice of words is superb. He holds the grip on the story from the very beginning. Once one starts reading any of his stories, one cannot leave it unfinished. The reader gets fully absorbed. The story leaves a lasting impression.
Look at the pathos in the rear. In both the stories, we find the woman oppressed and subjected to inhuman torture.
Will the nature of man change, ever? Khalid Ali Shah June 8, at 3: Mahmood Malik June 8, at 3: Mob psychology remains the same. People act at the spur of moment sometimes and all base feelings then come up. Talal October 24, at 4: Asad Khan January 18, at 9: Great works of urdu bandwagon,shunning off the conventionel and prudent draping and enliting the private chorus of a normal home life and inqusitive sacrosanct sufferings.
I just wish it was not a true story E-mail: It is excellent story of a refugee father looking for his lost daughter. When he finds her she is in agonizing pain because she was raped by the men who had promised to bring her back. They fucked her. So lying on the stretcher of a hospital she opens her string of the shalwar and lowers it. Sex is the ultimate problem and reality of life. We are so depraved that in the garb of social workers we rape the helpless girl , the daughter of an old man who has lost every thing and is living on the hope to see his daughter one day.
What a fucked up society.
Excellent pieces of writing. Heart trembling stories. We humans can be worse than animals at times. Thank you so much for the translation and upload! Visit http: You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Sign me up! Many of the passengers were killed on the way, many were injured and a few were missing. When Sirajuddin opened his eyes the next morning, he found himself lying on the cold ground of a refugee camp.
There was a seething crowd of men, women and children all around him. Bewildered by it all, he lay staring at the dusty sky for a long time. There was a lot of noise in the camp, but old Sirajuddin was deaf to it.
Anyone who saw him, would have assumed that he was in deep and agonised thought about something. His mind, however, was blank. Sirajuddin lay gazing absent-mindedly at the dusty sky, till he suddenly caught sight of the sun.
He woke up with a start. A nightmarish vision rose before his eyes — flames, loot… people running… a station… firing… darkness and Sakina. Overcome by fear and anxiety, he began searching for Sakina in the crowd like a demented person. There was an uproar all around — some of the refugees were searching for their children, others for their mothers; some for their wives and others for their daughters.