A proficient and influential author attains immortality through his evergreen scriptures. One such noteable author late Saadat Hasan ‘Manto’ is about to witness his 108th birth anniversary on the approaching 11th May. In order to glorify this auspicious occasion, Delhi based poetry community The Modern Poets has arranged an eleven eve tribute for the author; titled ‘Mantoiyat’. Abiding the current government’s lockdown, each session is conducted through the respective social media platforms of the community itself. The journey of ‘Manto Tales’ departed on 1st of May and will conclude it’s journey on the birth anniversary itself.
During this journey, each day a member of The Modern Poet’s family will be reciting down some of the astonishing stories penned by Manto. Also the day of conclusion, i.e. 11th of May, has a loads of suprises for the spectators. Any individual all across the globe can join the session at 9:00pm by simply following the facebook or the instagram account of the community.
The Modern Poets won’t travel Mantoiyat all alone. They are backed by other literary communities too. Mid Night Diary, Khayaalon ki Udaan, Poetical Boffins and The Writers अड्डा have lend their helping hand in order to contribute the grandness of the event.
The event aims to develop a friendship among Manto and readers unaware about his excellency. Manto has always been a subject of controversy for his boldness, sexuality, etc. Inspite of his often arrests, he refused to alter even a comma from his stories. Tributing such authors will symbolize the high held flag of a free pen.