Toba Tek Singh
Toba Tek Singh4,3 288 5 Scritto da: Sadat Hasan Manto Letto da: Anupam Kher
Though the story and the characters were fictional, the place called Toba Tek Singh still exists. It is a city in Pakistan’s Punjab province. A person named Tek Singh used to help travellers and passersby by serving them water from a pond, called toba in Urdu. And that is why the place was named Toba Tek Singh.
Saadat Hasan Manto was among the most famous, provocative, and controversial Urdu writers of the twentieth century. Although the story is fictional, an actual exchange of psychiatric patients between mental hospitals in Lahore and Amritsar took place in 1950.
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