Dousho No, he wants to deal with Saugandhi as a woman, yes, a woman very much her own, not simply some type that could be. Mumbaikars and celebrities participate in a unique musical event. And if he were, what is the point of the story. The play begins with an exposition by Manto, played by Captain Ahmed, that. The greater part of the critical commentary on his writing has unwaveringly focused on prostitutes a social phenomenon and Partition a political event.
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Hatak is also the name of a short story by the prolific Urdu writer, Saadat Hasan Manto, who celebrates his birth centenary this month. Manto makes the case for his brand of realism as one that boldly refers to the female body in all its physical actuality rather than mystifying it through metaphor. Here, Manto stays with the theme of the good-hearted prostitute who is exploited both materially and emotionally by the men in her life. Sugandhi is a prostitute who craves love and approbation from men for being a good person.
Consequently, she too spends her earnings on her lover, Madho, who, while benefitting fully from it, is given to sanctimonious and husbandly speeches on how she needs to give up her trade. When she reaches the car, the customer shines a flashlight in her face, makes a dissatisfied grunt and drives off. The pimp tells her that she has failed to make the grade with this gentleman. The insult which Sugandhi experiences from this rejection precipitates a crisis that has been simmering inside her for a while.
In the hours that follow, she experiences a breakdown of sorts and, in the process, finally breaks free of her own oppressive need for approbation. Her life-defining final act in the story is to get rid of Madho once and for all.
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Early life[ edit ] Saadat Hassan Manto was born in Paproudi village of Samrala , in the Ludhiana district of the Punjab in a Muslim family of barristers on 11 May He was ethnically a Kashmiri and proud of his Kashmiri roots. It was here that he met writer Ali Sardar Jafri and found a new spurt in his writing. His second story, "Inqlaab Pasand", was published in Aligarh magazine in March
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