|Number of Pages||320 Pages|
Bombay Stories is a collection of Mantos work from his years in the city.
Freshly arrived in 1930s Bombay, Manto saw a city like no other - an exhilarating hub of license and liberty and a city bursting with both creative energy and helpless despondency. It was to be Mantos favourite city and he was among the first to write the Bombay characters we are now familiar with from countless stories and films - prostitutes, pimps, lowlifes, writers, intellectuals, aspiring film actors, thugs, con-men and crooks. His hard-edged, moving stories remain, a hundred years after his birth, startling and provocative.
Matt Reeck and Aftab Ahmads translations reach into the streets and capture Mantos voice in contemporary, idiomatic English.
About the Author
Saadat Hasan Manto is one of Urdus most celebrated writers. His short stories are considered to be among the subcontinents finest examples of this form.