Bombay Stories Pdf by Saadat Hasan Manto:
Bombay from the 1930s and 1940s reigned as the most bizarre cosmopolitan capital of the Subcontinent. Bombay Stories is a selection of Manto’s work from his years at the town. At 1930s Mumbai, Manto watched a town like no other–an exhilarating heart of liberty and license, and a city bursting with both inventive power and helpless despondency.
It was Manto’s favorite city, and he had been one of the very first to compose the Bombay characters we are currently acquainted with from innumerable tales and movies –prostitutes, pimps, lowlifes, writers, intellectuals, aspiring movie celebrities, thugs, conmen and crooks. His hard-edged, moving tales stay, a hundred years after his arrival, startling and fascinating –in hunting out those abandoned by humanity, Manto wrote about what it means to be human. Matt Reeck and Aftab Ahmad’s translations reach to the roads and catch in modern, idiomatic English the impression which Urdu’s most renowned short-story author’s work stories supply at the first.