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Manto liked to defy norms: Ayesha Jalal

Feb 06, 2016 04:59 PM IST

Manto’s grandniece on what keeps the subcontinent’s fascination with the stories of Saadat Hasan Manto alive.

On the sidelines of the Jaipur Literature Festival, we interviewed Ayesha Jalal, Saadat Hasan Manto’s grandniece and the author of The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times and Work Across the India-Pakistan Divide (HarperCollins India), on why the subcontinent is still in love with the life and works of the short story writer.

Ayesha Jalal at Jaipur literary festival 2016, in Jaipur, India on January 23, 2016. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Ayesha Jalal at Jaipur literary festival 2016, in Jaipur, India on January 23, 2016. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
The Maximum Chronicler: Manto with his family in Bombay. He wrote that he had many fond memories associated with the metropolis. (Photo courtesy: harpercollins India)
The Maximum Chronicler: Manto with his family in Bombay. He wrote that he had many fond memories associated with the metropolis. (Photo courtesy: harpercollins India)
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