Saturday, May 12, 2012
Two on armpits
From Our case against Manto By Mohammed Hanif "While describing Saughandi in your notorious short story Hatak you tell us: Her armpit looked as if a piece of plucked chicken skin had been placed there. Did it occur to you that you might be spoiling your reader’s dinner?" (There is also a nice article Ayesha Jalal on Manto http://herald.dawn.com/2012/05/10/he-wrote-what-he-saw-and-took-no-sides.html). From"The 'Cent per Cent' Gandhian" in Raga'n Josh: Richard Attenborough after being subjected to a dinner of 'bisibeleholianna' by Mohan Rao of the Publication Division of the Govt. of India "I will survive, but how do you chaps manage to eat this stuff? To me it tastes like stewed armpits!"