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Manto: Selected Stories

Publisher : Random House India

Quality : Used - Good  

Additional Quality Info: Previous owner name on inside cover page

Pages : 136

Format: Hardcover

Category : Adult Fiction - Short Stories

Goodreads Rating : 4.1/5

New Book List Price: 295.00

Used Book Price : Rs.150

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Book Summary

The gentle dhobi who transforms into a killer, a prostitute who is more child than woman, the cocky, young coachman who falls in love at first sight, a father convinced that his son will die before his first birthday. Saadat Hasan Manto’s stories are vivid, dangerous and troubling and they slice into the everyday world to reveal its sombre, dark heart. These stories were written from the mid 30s on, many under the shadow of Partition. No Indian writer since has quite managed to capture the underbelly of Indian life with as much sympathy and colour. In a new translation that for the first time captures the richness of Manto’s prose and its combination of high emotion and taut narrative, this is a classic collection from the master of the Indian short story.