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This is a collection of Saadat Hasan Mantos most powerful pieces on the Partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan in 1947 The book includes unforgettable stories like Toba Tek Singh , The Return , The Assignment , Colder Than Ice and many , bringing alive the most tragic event in the history of the Indian subcontinent.
  • Title: Mottled Dawn: Fifty Sketches and Stories of Partition
  • Author: Saadat Hasan Manto
  • ISBN: 9780140272123
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback


Ali Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Khalid Hasan’s English is good and idiomatic and his translation fulfills the goal of readability in the target language. This seems to be the secret of the popularity of his anthology. A non-Urdu reader will be immediately impressed by the lucidity of his prose and his clever turns of phrase, and will be thereby tempted to trust his competence and judgment as a translator. But when one compares his translations with the originals, oneis horrified by the kind of liberties he takes and the ways [...]
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Siddharth Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
There was looting and rioting everywhere and to them had now been added widespread arson.Quite unmindful of it all, a man was waltzing down the street, a harmonium strung down his neck, and a popular song on his lips: She went away to a far landBreaking my heartNever again will I love another,Never again…A young boy went running by, cradling dozens of packets of papads in his arms. He tripped slightly and dropped one packet. As he stooped to try and pick it up, an older man with an obviously s [...]
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Manish Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
While no story of the Partition can remain aloof from the bloodletting, rape, plunder and the ruthlessness of human beings in the name of religion, Manto brings alive the period through simple prose deeply rich in irony. The pointlessness of violence in the name of religion and patriotism simply stands out in each of these 50 sketches. Only wish Manto gets his due in this year of his birth centenary.
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Wendy Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
First I've read of this author, and I'm completely won over. His vignettes on Partition capture humanity (or the lack thereof) in a simple and unadorned way. Nothing sappy or weepy.
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Tanushree Vyas Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Glad I read this as my first by Manto. Truly, no other book on Partition has been put forth in such manner. One of the finest works I've ever read on Partition.
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Anupa Chatterji Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Manto's heart wrenching tales of the gory partition era make one shudder at the kind of cruelty humankind is capable of. At the same time, it gives a glimpse of some touching characters - Mozail who sacrificed her life to save her ex-lover's girlfriend or Sehai- the pimp who cared for his girls like his own daughters - who bring one's faith back to humanity. However much we may argue on who or what was responsible for the partition and the events that followed, the fact remains that it changed t [...]
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Pooja Ram Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Manto is truly a sensitive soul. When I started reading the book, I was amazed at how every chapter ended. Every story just leaves you hanging in there to grasp for breath, or to let you take in the gravity of the situation. He writes in the voice of a common man's struggle, or their journey during the Partition. He doesn't glorify the times, or belittle it. He only gives one a realistic view of the way of living during those difficult times. It's truly inspiring to be able to be able to empathi [...]
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Vidya Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Manto is raw and truthful. He will make such an impression that you can't forget the picture of what he produced through his stories. 'A tale of 1947' is one of my favorites
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Varun Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
I had heard of Manto and his plays during the college time and chanced upon this book on a visit to a book fair. The book depicts how the partition changed the lives and attitudes of people, how friends turn into foes and how religion suddenly comes at the forefront of everything. With exceptionally simple words, Manto depicts the gut-wrenching and heart rendering tales of the partition. He has brought to life the most traumatic episode in the history of India!
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Sridhar Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
This book made me realise how the simplest of words, matter-of-fact prose can still be utterly heart-breaking, gut-wrenching. It is shocking and depressing, yet a revelatory account of the India-Pakistan Partition. Stories like 'The Dog of Titwal', and 'Toba Tek Singh' are haunting and unforgettable.
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Sarah Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
This is my absolute favorite book of all time. It's powerful, ironic, emotionally rigorous and intellectually engaging. It's basically a collection of short stories and sketches by one author about the partition of India and Pakistan, which if you don't know much about, you should! Please please read this book.
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Lillian Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
These stories are haunting, chilling, and touching. They portray wonderfully both the confusion and the inhuman fervor present at the time of partition.
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S M Shahrukh Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Taking a cue from Sadaat Hasan Manto, one of the most prolific short-story writers to emerge from the subcontinent, who described the murder of a ‘Muslim bastard’ called Mumtaz by a Hindu during the riots in his most famous short story Toba Tek Singh. He concludes that the murderer had killed only a human being and the murder had neither killed the ‘bastard in him’ nor his ‘Muslimness’. I would say this to the killers of freethinkers, that you neither kill their skepticism nor their [...]
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Mohit Chauhan Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
I believe to have read over 30 books on Partition and the times around it but none unsettled me like this one. And that is when this is a translated version of the original writing in Urdu. I am glad I didn't read the original version though. Set in the era around partition and animalistic emotions overflowing at that time, this anthology of stories comprises several notable stories by Manto; specifically 'Toba Tek Singh' and the very depressing 'The Return' or 'Khol Do'. Beautifully disturbing [...]
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Subhasree Basu Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
I am left speechless after reading this collection of shorts by Manto. The background is close to every Indian's heart and Manto delves into that with his razor sharp wit and profound compassion. Each story brings out another instance of the horrors associated with Partition and wrenches your heart. My head was reeling with the inhuman violence that Manto masterfully portrayed in such short 10-15 and sometimes even 1 page stories. I read the translated version and the writing was lucid enough to [...]
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Shreyas Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
The best writing to have emerged from the sub-continent, either side of the heart-wrencing Partition that Manto brings to life through his words.
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Abraham Arslan Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Best of Manto. But the translation loses much of substance of Manto's stories.
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Kookie Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Rough, heartbreaking stuff.
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Jared Della Rocca Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Imagine next week our government made an announcement. All Jews would now be required to move to the coastal states. Christians living in those states had to move immediately and would now live in the middle of the country. Pack up all of your things and leave immediately. Don't know anyone in the middle of the country? Too bad. Won't have a job, house, or know how you'll find food or water? Get moving anyway.Oh, and by the way, there will be little in the way of law and order in the interim, an [...]
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Krittika Mittal Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Mottled Dawn is a collection of small stories written by Manto about 1947 partition. Some of these are hardly one paragraph long. Manto actually wrote these in Urdu and they have been translated into simple English. The language is easy to read, beautiful and yet so haunting, I had nightmares for a week after reading some of the stories. They are heart wrenching. What makes this book so horrifying is perhaps the fact that most of them are true stories, based on Manto's own experiences. Anyone wh [...]
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Disha Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
In this book, Manto has presented the situation during the time of partition in a neutral manner. His detached treatment of the subject cannot be mistaken for indifference. All the stories strike a chord and lay strong emphasis on the attrocities that were committed during this time. Some of them are truly heart wrenching and also show the fear that dominated the psyche of the people of that era. It is a powerful work and the strong irony cannot be missed. This collection truly brings out Manto' [...]
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Thiruttu_paati Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
The translation is matter-of-fact. The lack of fussiness draws focus to the plot development in many stories, and successfully emphasises the abruptness of the endings (which is key to these stories). The effect was good enough to move me to read a handful of these stories in Hindi; although I am not a fluent reader, the sheer style of the Hindi writing adds something invaluable to the sense you take away from it. It is worth re-reading your favourites from this collection, in Hindi(or Urdu).
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Sarah Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
I think (hope) that this is the book I read in college that I've been trying to re-find.if so, it is a powerful book of short stories about The Partition (between India and Pakistan) and was a huge part of my realizing how little (modern!) world history I knew, and my growing awareness of the continuing affects of colonialism throughout the 20th century. I'd love to find my copy and re-read it.
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Raghav Modi Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
The problem with Manto, I've now realized, is that it depends a lot on who is translating him. There have been some wonderful translations, but sadly that was not the case with this book. Although some of his most famous and impacting stories from the time of partition are equally shocking, but then the credit for the same goes to the stories themselves. While I think a first time Manto reader will cherish this collection, those that have read him before, will find the book mediocre.
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Bhavya Viswarajan Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
I'm in love with Manto. The kind of love that reaches the point of rapture. Futile bitterness, an idle melancholy, empty regrets- all presented with a romantic sensibility. How, I wonder, how do you expiate guilt? Does it live on even after its tap roots have died? Does 'pyaar' for religion prevent pity?
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Anuradha Rakesh Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
“Here in Manto's own words that he wanted to mark his grave with:"In the name of God, the Compassionate, the MercifulHere lies Saadat Hasan Manto and with him lie buried all the secrets and mysteries of the art of short-story writing.Under tons of earth he lies, still wondering who among the two is greater short-story writer: God or He.” ― Saadat Hasan Manto
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Maughn Gregory Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
These stories were of uneven literary merit and unrelentingly violent but also deeply humane. Together they offer a difficult but important perspective, not only on the 1947 India / Pakistan partition but on the human condition.
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Mick Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
More than half the stories are very short ranging from just a single line to a single page. Almost 75% of the long stories are already present in the other anthology "Kingdom's End". The stories are hard hitting and really excellent.
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Neha Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Manto's has been such a realistic author around the Indendence era and India and has a magnificent style of collecting visuals and putting them on paper. He is not fearful of anything, being criticized or condemned, and can't be stopped from his endevour of printing truth on paper.
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Anah Nov 13, 2019 - 02:49 AM
a heart-wrenching glimpse at partition in the indian subcontinent. poignant and important.
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Mottled Dawn: Fifty Sketches and Stories of Partition By Saadat Hasan Manto This is a collection of Saadat Hasan Mantos most powerful pieces on the Partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan in 1947 The book includes unforgettable stories like Toba Tek Singh , The Return , The Assignment , Colder Than Ice and many , bringing alive the most tragic event in the history of the Indian subcontinent.

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