Saturday, 10th December 2016
Guldasta -e- Urdu presented yet another interesting event for Urdu enthusiasts. Ismat Manto – Azad Mulzim perfectly captured the friendship between two of the most prolific writers of their era – Ismat Chugtai and Saadat Hasan Manto. The talented Girish Pardeshi and Aarti Tiwari engaged the audience through a dramatic reading of dialogue between Ismat Chugtai and Saadat Hasan Manto. The iconic writers challenged traditional values and worn-out notions of a woman’s ‘place’ in society attracting both bouquets and brickbasts. The reading gave us an insight into how they looked at the world and what they made of it.