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The Resource The pity of partition : Manto's life, times, and work across the India-Pakistan divide, Ayesha Jalal

The pity of partition : Manto's life, times, and work across the India-Pakistan divide, Ayesha Jalal

Label
The pity of partition : Manto's life, times, and work across the India-Pakistan divide
Title
The pity of partition
Title remainder
Manto's life, times, and work across the India-Pakistan divide
Statement of responsibility
Ayesha Jalal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was an established Urdu short story writer and a rising screenwriter in Bombay at the time of India's partition in 1947, and he is perhaps best known for the short stories he wrote following his migration to Lahore in newly formed Pakistan. Today Manto is an acknowledged master of twentieth-century Urdu literature, and his fiction serves as a lens through which the tragedy of partition is brought sharply into focus. In The Pity of Partition, Manto's life and work serve as a prism to capture the human dimension of sectarian conflict in the final decades and immediate aftermath of the British raj. Ayesha Jalal draws on Manto's stories, sketches, and essays, as well as a trove of his private letters, to present an intimate history of partition and its devastating toll. Probing the creative tension between literature and history, she charts a new way of reconnecting the histories of individuals, families, and communities in the throes of cataclysmic change. Jalal brings to life the people, locales, and events that inspired Manto's fiction, which is characterized by an eye for detail, a measure of wit and irreverence, and elements of suspense and surprise. In turn, she mines these writings for fresh insights into everyday cosmopolitanism in Bombay and Lahore, the experience and causes of partition, the postcolonial transition, and the advent of the Cold War in South Asia. The first in-depth look in English at this influential literary figure, The Pity of Partition demonstrates the revelatory power of art in times of great historical rupture"--Provided by publisher
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Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jalal, Ayesha
Dewey number
891.4/3936
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PK2199.H338
LC item number
Z687 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Lawrence Stone lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manṭo, Saʻādat Ḥasan
  • Manṭo, Saʻādat Ḥasan
  • Manṭo, Saʻādat Ḥasan
  • India-Pakistan Conflict, 1947-1949
  • Authors, Urdu
  • Short stories, Urdu
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • India
  • South Asia
  • South Asia
  • Manṭo, Saʻādat Ḥasan
  • India-Pakistan Conflict (1947-1949)
  • Partition of India (1947)
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors, Urdu
  • Literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Political and social views
  • Short stories, Urdu
  • India
  • South Asia
Label
The pity of partition : Manto's life, times, and work across the India-Pakistan divide, Ayesha Jalal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Manto and Partition -- I. Stories -- "Knives, Daggers, and Bullets Cannot Destroy Religion" -- Amritsar Dreams of Revolution -- Bombay : Challenges and Opportunities -- II. Memories -- Remembering Partition -- From Cinema City to Conquering Air Waves -- Living and Walking Bombay -- III. Histories -- Partition : Neither End nor Beginning -- On the Postcolonial Moment -- Pakistan and Uncle Sam's Cold War -- Epilogue: "A Nail's Debt" : Manto Lives On ..
Control code
828736045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299051355
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vb472
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828736045
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The pity of partition : Manto's life, times, and work across the India-Pakistan divide, Ayesha Jalal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Manto and Partition -- I. Stories -- "Knives, Daggers, and Bullets Cannot Destroy Religion" -- Amritsar Dreams of Revolution -- Bombay : Challenges and Opportunities -- II. Memories -- Remembering Partition -- From Cinema City to Conquering Air Waves -- Living and Walking Bombay -- III. Histories -- Partition : Neither End nor Beginning -- On the Postcolonial Moment -- Pakistan and Uncle Sam's Cold War -- Epilogue: "A Nail's Debt" : Manto Lives On ..
Control code
828736045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299051355
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vb472
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828736045
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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