Saadat Hasan Manto

A tool for oppression

On the Digital Security Act curbing political dissent in Bangladesh.

| Oct 25, 2022

Anatomy of an obscenity trial

An unearthed file gives new insight into Saadat Hasan Manto and his short story ‘Bu’.

| Jul 01, 2013

Bombay talkies: the documentary

For a city known for its flashy sensationalism, Bombay’s everyday stories seem to get regularly swept away. Luckily, some of these are being caught by documentary filmmakers.

| Aug 14, 2006

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