Bombay Stories

Bombay Stories - Vintage International

First Vintage International Edition

Paperback (25 Mar 2014)

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780804170604
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: First Vintage International Edition
DEWEY: 891.43936
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 261g
Height: 202mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 18mm