Suicide of Munir Ahmed Manik: Psychological Analysis

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Abdul Ghafoor Chandio (Mussawer Hussain)


Suicide is an act by which a person ends his life after killing himself in different ways. In ancient times, it was a common issue in society, but in the modern era, it has been turned into a burning issue in every country. Latest research studies state that the ratio of suicides has increased worldwide. Developing and backward countries of the world are facing this issue, which causes the deaths of 700,000 people per year. According to the research of the WHO, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in 15–19-year-olds and 77% of global suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries. Why do people indulge in taking this step? The main reasons for taking a step are depression, unemployment, failure to love, fear of insecurity, injustice, domestic affairs, debt matters ,not finding a place in society and so on. It has been seriously observed that most writers are also inducted to take this step. Several writers chose this step to get rid of issues by killing themselves. A few examples are quoted from international literature, such as Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Edgar Allan Poe, Mayakovsky, and many renowned authors became the killers of their own lives. Munir Ahmed Manik, one of the prominent writers of the Sindhi language, also committed suicide. In Sindhi short stories and novels, he was the trend-setter and representative of modernism. Why did he turn off the lamp of his own life? What would the reasons be behind his suicide? In this paper, the writer is trying his best to investigate the reasons why, Munir Ahmed Manik was compelled to take action by committing suicide.

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