Celebrating the Manto Centenary
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The Hindi Urdu Flagship at the University of Texas at Austin participated in a week-long festival to celebrate the birth centenary of Saadat Hassan Manto, a critical figure in twentieth century Urdu writing. Renowned Urdu scholar Shamim Hanfi was chief guest and delivered a number of fascinating lectures to HUF students and the wider UT community. In this informal talk, Hanfi responds to some preceding faculty and student papers, and gives a few thoughts on Manto himself.