Monday, January 23, 2012

Islam and the Media
23 Jan 2012, NewAgeIslam.Com
Saadat Hassan Manto and the partition of India

By Ishtiaq Ahmed

22 January, 2012

It must be soon after he arrived in Pakistan that Manto composed an open letter to Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, reminding him that he too was a Kashmiri pandit, highborn and thus his equal. Therefore, since he, a Muslim, had left India, Nehru must vacate Muslim-majority Kashmir, asserted Manto. That was perhaps the only time he bluntly subscribed to the underlying logic of the Two-Nation Theory. -- Ishtiaq Ahmed

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