The will of Gurmukh Singh

Analytical Study

  • Muhammad Shahbaz Lecturer, Dept. of Urdu, Govt. Islamia College, Civil Lines, Lahore
  • Dr. Muhammad Amjad Abid Assistant Professor, Department of Urdu, University of Education, Lahore
  • Fouzia Shehzadi PhD Scholar, Govt. College University, Faisalabad
Keywords: Gormukh Singh, Realism, Manto, Humanity, Riots


Urdu Short Story complies with social, psychological, and symbolic themes. Saadat Hassan Manto has a prominent status in Urdu Short stories. He knows well the sensitivity of human psychology. The study of human psychology was his favorite subject. In this article, efforts are made to highlight human behaviors. Manto analyzed the identical situation and its impact on society before and after 1947. Manto, being the humanist that he certainly was, could not remain indifferent to the absolute calamity that befell the sub-continent in 1947. In the short story under review, he has analyzed the very threadbare what 1947 meant for, not only to the contemporary generation but also for the subsequent one. The lament is not for the present madness as it was but more for the loss of values that Santookh Singh and his shrewd but shameful conduct reflects which like a true artist, Manto prophecies. This paper also deals with the violent behavior of society after 1947 and highlights Manto's opinion in this regard.


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How to Cite
Muhammad Shahbaz, Dr. Muhammad Amjad Abid, and Fouzia Shehzadi. 2022. “The Will of Gurmukh Singh”. Tasdiqتصدیق۔ 3 (01), 270-82.