Aptly worded. People, circumstances and guns. 1920s. Barcelona. Political unrest, fight for freedom and liberation. The bloodshed between anarchists and cops. Both wanted peace, but never knew how to get it. Ideals and loyalty existed but we wanted more. Greed and power struggle replaced the former. Result? Another massacre of law and innocent people.
It is a story of a provocative writer, an extremely sensitive human being and above all, a victim of the evil time. Saadat Hasan Manto’s story deserves to be told, heard and understood. Well, the context first, the writer later. You can burn the screens, but can we destroy the conscience?
I wake up to explosions, mayhem and dismantling human existence. Are we living in a handicapped igloo?