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Vulgarity vs obscenity

Vulgarity vs obscenity

Sadat Hasan Manto , the legendary Urdu writer, was a plain, blunt man. Sometimes, this got him into trouble. For instance, Manto was once dragged to court on the charge of writing obscene stories, such as the famous 1944 short story Bu (odour). ..., 1 month ago

Punjabi University drops Manto for Japanese short stories

PATIALA: Lahnat ho Sadat Hasan Manto par, kambakhat ko gaali bhi salike se nahi di jati! - Saadat Hasan Manto. One of India's greatest writers and the chronicler of the Partition - Saadat Haan Manto - is no longer the subject of study in Punjab, ...
 Times of India2 weeks ago Partition's chronicler booted out of Punjab universities  Times of India2 weeks ago

Praharaj to Get Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award

BHUBANESWAR: Odia litterateur Rabindra Kumar Praharaj has been selected for the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for translation for 2014. Praharaj will receive the award for his book Thila Gharara Gelhapua, a translation of classic ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago
DAWN Group

Curtain raiser: NAPA International Festival kicks off in two days

Attention all theatre lovers: March 11 will officially mark the return of the fourth installment of NAPA's International Festival to be held at NAPA Repertory Theatre from March 12 to March 31. Initiated in in 2012, this year's fest will feature ...
 DAWN Group2 weeks ago
The Nation Pakistan

Literary Festival comes to a close

LAHORE - The annual third edition of three-day Lahore Literary Festival being held at Alhamra Halls in the premises of Lahore Arts Council ended on Sunday. The premier much was attended by thousands of people from different walks of life. It was a ...
 The Nation Pakistan1 month ago Karachi Literature Festival concludes breaking its previous records  Pakistan Today1 month ago

#id5629.prefinit .imgmask{background-image:url("");width:200px;height:142px;}How to be vulgar and get away with it: The prurient limits of obscenity laws (or what could save AIB)

Oh my... The Bombay high court earlier this week restrained the police from arresting AIB members, because their comedy was vulgar but not obscene. What's the difference? Gautam Bhatia explains… Sadat Hasan Manto, the legendary Urdu writer, was ...
 Legally India1 month ago
Mid Day

Not just cricket when it's India vs Pak

I just choke on the term cricket diplomacy when it comes to India and Pakistan. Seriously, you need to be in a stadium with Indian and Pakistani cricket fans during one such match to experience the animosity. No, really. This isn't sportsmanship of ...
 Mid Day1 month ago
DNA India

Bhendi Bazaar Urdu Festival promises to be bigger, better

In its second year, event looks to delve deeper into the language's trajectory and ethos File Photo The Bhendi Bazaar Urdu Festival, which revealed secrets about the city and the Urdu language, is back after a delay in its second year.
 DNA India1 month ago
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