Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was a renowned Pakistani writer, playwright, and author regarded as one of the most significant writers in the Urdu language. Manto was born in Ludhiana, British India (now in India), and later moved to Pakistan after the partition of India in 1947.

Manto was known for his unflinching and realistic portrayal of the society and human behavior. He wrote about the social issues and complexities of the time, including the impact of partition on the common people, the horrors of war, and the social stigma attached to women.

Manto’s literary style was marked by his boldness and straightforwardness, which made him a controversial figure during his time. His work was often subjected to censorship and legal proceedings due to its provocative nature.

Manto’s most famous works include “Toba Tek Singh”, “Khol Do”, “Thanda Gosht”, and “Hatak”. These works reflect Manto’s deep understanding of human nature and his ability to capture the essence of the society and culture of his time.

Manto’s legacy as a writer continues to inspire writers and readers around the world. He is regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century and has received numerous posthumous honors and awards for his contribution to literature.

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