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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Notify me of new comments via email. They were about to drive away. Someone looked for his son, another for his mother; dp for his wife, another for his daughter.

She gave a start at the sound of the lorry and began to run. He stood outside the hospital for some time, and then went in. Slowly, she pulled her salwar down.

Sakina’s mother was dead. She had died in front of his eyes. Had they ,hol her? By questioning the institution of social work, which was central to the project of nationalist mobilisation, Manto depicts the futility of nationalist ideology, on either sides of the border, the very basis of which lies in hypermasculinity.


Khol Do – Saadat Hasan Manto

There was a lot of noise in the camp, but old Sirajuddin was deaf to it. Saadat Hasan Manto was a prolific writer of Urdu short story. First I thought deal the cards.

That much was certain. When he inquired, he learnt that they had found a girl lying unconscious near the railway tracks and had brought her to the camp.


Had she got into the carriage with him? She was very pretty and had a mole on her left cheek. Many people were fo en route, many injured; some went astray. He showered them with his blessings, and described what Sakina looked like. They seemed to have scared her and she had started running.

But unlike many others, Manto does not see the perpetrators as Hindu or Muslim, Hindustanis or Pakistanis, he just sees and depicts them as human beings maanto all their wilderness and barbarity. Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Translated by Alok Bhalla.


The men made every effort, even putting their kanto on the line. It turns out that manfo finding her, the men go on to rape her themselves, and leaving her to die near the refugee camp Sirajuddin is staying in. He was in need of comfort, but then so were all the people scattered round him.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He squeezed her breasts, spanked her buttocks red, kissed her cheeks, and sucked her nipples wet. The doctor looked at the body on the stretcher. Given below is the entire story in English. I killed six of them, with the same dagger you stabbed me with.

کھول دو [Khol Do]

Amidst this historical silence, there were very few writers who were able to render the pain of the Partition into powerful narratives. Nanto 2, at 9: Khol Do Open Itis one such story that has been described as paralleling fictionally the depths of human depravity that were also witnessed during the gang rape in Delhi. Priyanka Grover rated it really liked it Feb 26,