Saadat Hasan Manto.

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I thought I was fairly well-read but clearly there are huge gaps ! Listening to BBC Radio 4 today I heard of this writer from Bombay who lived in Lahore after partition. chronicler of the dreadful events that accompanied Independence of the two states born in blood from the Raj.


Has anyone read his books and short stories ? There is an entry on Wikipedia.
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So many good Asian writers around, both past and present. I haven't read any of his books nor had heard about him. Just read the Wiki entry.

I see the Wiki entry says he was tried for obscenity six times but never convicted. Presumably just "outspoken" for the time?

I'll keep a look out for books in the book sales next time I go.
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An example of how BBC Radio is still capable of enlightening us and spreading culture ! The spirit of Lord Reith lives on !
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An example of how BBC Radio is still capable of enlightening us and spreading culture ! The spirit of Lord Reith lives on !
BBC4 TV also Treasures of the Indus

BBC Four - Treasures of the Indus

Didn't watch it ourselves when it was shown (not in UK then) but others told us that it was very good. Also showing the legacy of Partition, with the origins of the Indus Valley culture of India, now in a separate country--Pakistan.
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Now in my twilight years I regret that in my youth I did not study Sanskrit and its living descendants, Hindi and Urdu. I believe that Sanskrit repays some serious study.
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You are never too old to learn something new. Go for it
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Now in my twilight years I regret that in my youth I did not study Sanskrit and its living descendants, Hindi and Urdu. I believe that Sanskrit repays some serious study.
I was going to say the same thing as bakedbean.
OH and siblings studied sanskrit at school, then forgot it (like latin), but then b-in-law , took it up on retirement and now in his 80s teaches it to other students.
Hindi is not easy to learn without someone to converse with, alphabet symbols much easier to write and sound than the south Indian languages though.
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There was a time when any serious student of language would tackle Sanskrit. It was on offer in my time at Edinburgh in the 1960s but I had my mind on other things. the folly of youth.


I should seek out a Munshi and proceed !
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