Saadat Hasan Manto

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Birthday
11, 1912
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jan 18, 1955 (42)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1912
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jan 18, 1955 (42)

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Indian-born, Pakistani short story writer whose works in the Urdu language include Bu (Odor) and Khol Do (Open It). He is perhaps best known for Thanda Gosht (Cold Meat) and Kaali Shalwar (Black Pants).

Before Fame

His early study of important French and Russian literary works greatly influenced his own literary development.

Trivia

His writing has been compared to that of D.H. Lawrence.

Family Life

He and his wife, Safia, were married in 1939.

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Manto's literary works, like those of beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg, were criticized for their allegedly obscene content.

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