Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Saadat Hasan Manto: Urdu for Humanity First

To a mad world, caught in a turmoil of terror, anything written in an Islamic language, seems to be a potential pamphlet for Zihad. We would like to invite this mad world in for a quiet cup of tea, iced perhaps,and meet Saadat Hasan Manto, the finest Urdu writer the world has even seen. Who like the rest of the great souls, was never afraid of putting humanity before religion. And was thoroughly punished for it. Here's an account of his zihad against zihad.

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