October 1, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Pearls of Regret: Suketu Mehta reviews ‘Bombay Stories,’ by Saadat Hasan Manto in the NYT

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Saadat Hasan Manto has a good claim to be considered the greatest South Asian writer of the 20th century. In his work, written in Urdu, he incarnated the exuberance, the madness, the alcoholic delirium of his time, when the country he loved cleaved into two and set upon each other, brothers of all religions murdering their infant nephews and raping their sisters-in-law.

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