AbstractThis research paper offers an analysis of a selection of Saadat Hasan Manto's works through a feminist
perspective. It explores the feminine content with reference to the suffering and violation of women as
a major preoccupation of the selected short stories. As his works indicate, Manto portrayed experiences
of women during the time of political upheaval in the subcontinent. He presents the silence of the
marginalized women as a source for a deep insight into the patriarchal structures of society. The
exposure to violence holds a fundamentally important place in Manto's "Colder than Ice", "Mozail", and
"The Return", as they are the means to question gender and sexuality along with the dogmas of race
culture and ethnicity. The paper aims to put forth the violence and victimization that women had to
endure during the partition of the subcontinent. In light of the feminist theory, the present study
analyses the gendered boundaries and objectification of women in the pursuit of male sexual pleasure,
unravelling that once the silence speaks, women can make their own place in the world.
1-Fizra Sattar Visiting Faculty, Department of English, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Umama Mehmood Ansari Visiting Faculty, Department of English, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Sohail Ahmad Saeed Assistant Professor, Department of English, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
KeywordsGendered Oppression, Colonization, Violence, Hegemony, Resistance
Volume & IssueVI - I