Namrata reviews Nasreen Rehman’s first volume in The Collected Stories of Saadat Hasan Manto-Volume 1: Bombay and Poona (Aleph Books, 2022) and calls it a must-read collection.
As a writer, Saadat Hasan Manto needs no introduction. His works are celebrated widely for their quintessential depiction of the stark realities of life.
The Collected Stories of Saadat Hasan Manto – Volume 1: Bombay and Poona – Translated by Nasreen Rehman and published by Aleph Books, is the first of a three-volume series that will contain all of Saadat Hasan Manto’s 255 known stories in English from Urdu for the very first time. Volume 1 collects fifty-four stories and two essays written by Manto about his time in Bombay and Poona in colonial India.