Bombay Stories

Bombay Stories

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Vintage International/Vintage Books,, 2014
Edition: First Vintage International edition
ISBN: 9780804170604
Branch Call Number: F MAN NVD
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Reeck, Matt
Ahmad, Aftab


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Dec 31, 2017

In this book by the acclaimed Urdo-language short story writer, Manto tells 14 stories set in Bombay about the underclass of prostitutes and gangsters. Unbelievably, his stories are still banned in Pakistan.

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