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

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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
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."--Page [2] of book jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Jalal, Ayesha
Dewey number
891.4/3936
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PK2199.M346
  • PK2199.H338
LC item number
  • Z687 2013
  • Z687 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
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 (pages 245-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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 ..
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780691153629
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012024142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022004243
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)797969841
Label
The pity of partition : Manto's life, times, and work across the India-Pakistan divide, Ayesha Jalal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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 ..
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780691153629
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012024142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022004243
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)797969841

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