Bombay Stories
Bombay Stories

Bombay Stories

Sa'adat Hasan Manto
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A rebellious yet human portrait of India's bustling Bombay, as told by one of the greatest Urdu writers of the last century: Saadat Hasan Manto.

'The undisputed master of the modern Indian short story' Salman Rushdie, Observer

In the 1930s and 40s, Bombay was the cosmopolitan capital of the subcontinent - an exhilarating hub of license and liberty, bursting with both creative energy and helpless degradation. It was also muse to the celebrated short story writer of India and Pakistan, Saadat Hasan Manto.

Manto's hard-edged, moving stories remain, a hundred years after his birth, startling and provocative. In searching out those forgotten by humanity - prostitutes, conmen and crooks - Manto wrote about what it means to be human.

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ISBN 9780099582892
Publisher VINTAGE
Format Paperback
Pages 336
Publication date 27 March 2014

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