Manto , Priyamvada Gopal. The lafz of the week is Hatak which means Insult or Humiliation. Hatak is also the name of a short story by the prolific Urdu writer, Saadat Hasan Manto, who celebrates his birth centenary this month. Manto makes the case for his brand of realism as one that boldly refers to the female body in all its physical actuality rather than mystifying it through metaphor. Here, Manto stays with the theme of the good-hearted prostitute who is exploited both materially and emotionally by the men in her life. Sugandhi is a prostitute who craves love and approbation from men for being a good person.

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Hatak: A lacklustre tale of bad acting, tardy light play and tacky sound design Share this on: Facebook Twitter Pintrest. Count: We have sent you a verification email. To verify, just follow the link in the message. Hatak: A lacklustre tale of bad acting, tardy light play and tacky sound design. Debarun Borthakur. Created: Nov 26, , IST. Plot: Written by prolific Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto , Hatak narrates the story of the everyday struggles of a prostitute named Sungandhi.

A kind-hearted girl who craves for love and genuine affection, Sugandhi develops an emotional attachment with Madho, a hawaldar from Pune, who is a regular client. Madho loves Sugandhi and often implores her to give up the trade and live an honourable life with him.

When she meets the customer, he shines a flashlight on her and makes a dissatisfied remark before driving off. The rejection triggers an emotional outburst in Sungandhi which eventually affects her relationship with Madho. Will Sungandhi give up prostitution for a respectable life? Visual Stories Right arrow. Life Style Ladies, here's how you can style those different hats! Comments 0. Be the first one to comment. Read All Comments Post a Comment.

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Hatak - Plays of Manto (URDU)

The columnist is a writer, translator and editor of The Annual of Urdu Studies. Saadat Hasan Manto, the iconic figure of Urdu fiction, has had a strange fate: being either idolised or roughed up by his critics. His detractors have found him guilty of pornography. For them, fiction is merely a convenient peg on which to hang a whole agenda of social amelioration, very much in the vein of Munshi Premchand, who unabashedly used fiction as a tool to reform society. For an astute reader such issues are, by and large, irrelevant to the fictional art. At some subliminal level of cognition, his fiction coincides with our innate, if not our empirical sense of truth — a truth that exists in a parallel universe of refined emotion and sublime expectation. If fiction is moral, it is precisely in this sense, in its very human pursuit of what does not exist, but in some inexplicable way is infinitely better, and necessarily so.







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