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Why I Write by Saadat Hasan Manto
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it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, mumbai, biographies, 2019, philosophy

Read this book to know the man who was Manto.
Also, this is one of the best books to read if one wants to know of a Bombay before and during India's partition.
“Literature and film in my opinion are like saloons where bottles have no labels. I want to taste each one myself and figure out which is what. If I'm denied this by labelling, then my entertainment is considerably lessened.”

- Manto on Modern Cinema

“To those men who say that women from “good families” must come into the world of cinema, I have this question: What is it that you mean by “good?” A woman, who honestly puts her wares on display, and sells them without an intention to cheat, is such a woman not virtuous?”

- Manto on Prostitutes in Cinema
Proper review to follow.
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Reading Progress

February 26, 2019 – Shelved
February 26, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
February 26, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
February 26, 2019 – Shelved as: mumbai
February 26, 2019 – Shelved as: biographies
May 14, 2019 – Started Reading
May 17, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
May 17, 2019 – Shelved as: philosophy
May 17, 2019 – Finished Reading

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