Director Neelam Man Singh spoke to The Wire about her attempt to translate Sadat Hasan Manto into a performance of free flowing embodied texts in her play ‘Dark Borders’.
Toba Tek Singh, a town in Pakistan’s Punjab, witnessed terrible violence during Partition. However, locals have since tried to preserve an older, more syncretic legacy.
As the loneliest man in Istanbul taught me, we cannot let war strip us of our humanity and we cannot let our struggles make us ungenerous.
Like many love affairs, the one between China and Pakistan is made of unrealistic expectations – mostly among Pakistanis – and a hard-nosed pursuit of strategic goals and political and economic objective — mostly by the Chinese.
104 years after his birth, Manto continues to teach us about valuing the human above any ethical or political standpoint, through his stark Partition stories.