South Asian Literature: The Identity Politics of Iqbal, Manto & Lahiri. Omer Bajwa Cornell University [email protected] 1947 Partition of India & Pakistan. Creation of India & Pakistan on August 15, 1947 from the British Commonwealth
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“India cannot be assumed today to be Unitarian and homogeneous nation, but on the contrary there are two nations in the main - the Hindus and the Muslims.”
"The Hindus and the Muslims belong to two different religions, philosophies, social customs and literature…To yoke together two such nations under a single state, one as a numerical minority and the other as a majority, must lead to growing discontent and final destruction of any fabric that may be so built up for the government of such a state.“
"If you find my stories dirty, the society you are living in is dirty. With my stories, I only expose the truth."
“Toba Tek Singh lay in the middle, on a piece of land that had no name.”