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Bombay Stories (Vintage International)

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A collection of classic, yet shockingly contemporary, short stories set in the vibrant world of mid-century Bombay, from one of India’s greatest writers.

Arriving in 1930s Bombay, Saadat Hasan Manto discovered a city like no other. A metropolis for all, and an exhilarating hub of license and liberty, bursting with both creative energy and helpless despondency. A journalist, screenwriter, and editor, Manto is best known as a master of the short story, and Bombay was his lifelong muse. Vividly bringing to life the city’s seedy underbelly—the prostitutes, pimps, and gangsters that filled its streets—as well as the aspiring writers and actors who arrived looking for fame, here are all of Manto’s Bombay-based stories, together in English for the very first time. By turns humorous and fantastical, Manto’s tales are the provocative and unflinching lives of those forgotten by humanity. 

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Saadat Hasan Manto was born in what is now Punjab in 1912. An acclaimed Urdu-language short story writer, he also worked as a journalist and wrote extensively for film and radio throughout Indian and Pakistan. He died in 1955.

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Table of Contents

Khushiya

Ten Rupees

Barren

The Insult

Smell

Babu Gopi Nath

Janaki

Peerun

Rude

Hamid’s Baby

Mummy

Siraj

Mozelle

Mammad Bhai

Translator’s Note

Glossary

Bibliography

Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804170604
Author:
Manto, Saadat Hasan
Publisher:
Vintage International
Author:
Manto, Sa'adat Hasan
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.15 x 0.64 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Saadat Hasan Manto was born in what is now Punjab in 1912. An acclaimed Urdu-language short story writer, he also worked as a journalist and wrote extensively for film and radio throughout Indian and Pakistan. He died in 1955.
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