Updated 11 May, 2020

Arguably the finest short story writer in Urdu, Saadat Hasan Manto was also an accomplished columnist, feature writer, playwright for radio and to a certain extent a fine movie script writer.

Let’s see how much you know about the one and only Manto.

Share your results in the comments below!


Syed Irfan Ali Jan 18, 2017 02:54pm
Scored 7 out of 10 though never read him....
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arsalan Zaheer Jan 18, 2017 04:28pm
7... was expecting 8
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abid hussain Jan 18, 2017 05:37pm
Never mind the percentage. I believe that Manto is unique.
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C M Naim Jan 18, 2017 09:05pm
Mirza Ghalib used a Manto screenplay but it was made after he had left.
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Jarnail Singh Chahal Jan 19, 2017 08:17am
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RAZA NAEEM Jan 19, 2017 11:32am
I gave this quiz about Manto on Dawn online website on the occasion of Manto's 62nd death anniversary yesterday. Proud to have scored ten on ten, and I still feel there's so much to learn, un-learn and re-learn about the grandmaster of Urdu fiction!Manto lives...
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nadia Jan 19, 2017 01:15pm
Have read Manto,should have scored better:(
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Asif May 11, 2020 02:50pm
hi, very nice. i have selectively read Mantos......thanda gosht, tt singh, etc. His writings reflected realities than portraying simple myths. All for a while he proved incredibly honest in his writings. Cheers
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Kumar(Varanasi) May 11, 2020 03:03pm
It is evident from the Photograph that besides a good writer ,he was a good husband as well.
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Kumar(Varanasi) May 11, 2020 03:04pm
His wife seems very happy with his presence.
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Waseem Kundi May 11, 2020 03:31pm
7/10 · Scored 70% Result: You're a Manto maven!
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SubhashChhabra May 11, 2020 04:21pm
Happy Birthday Manto.You are still alive
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Saif Zulfiqar May 11, 2020 06:13pm
Scored 4 out of 10
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majid May 11, 2020 08:02pm
5/10. I definitely need to read more Manto.
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Ahmad May 12, 2020 09:24am
9 out of 10 though 2 were lucky guess. Manto was the greatest short story writer of 20th century.
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