Kingdom’s End: Selected Stories presents a collection of short stories by the Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto.
Summary of the Book
This collection brings together several notable stories by Saadat Hasan Manto. These stories capture a time long gone, when India rattled from the void left behind by the British. These stories speak about Manto’s feelings about the Partition, and how he perceived its effects on the people around him. A true humanist, Manto believes in the strength of mankind and its ability to prevail even in the face of insurmountable peril. This collection introduces a master from the past to a new generation, showing them the lines he contributed in the powerful play called history. This book includes:
About Saadat Hasan Manto
Saadat Hasan Manto was a Pakistani writer born in British India, known for his short stories in Urdu. Among his stories, Bu, Khol Do, Thanda Gosht and Toba Tek Singh are best known.
Saadat Manto graduated from the Aligarh Muslim University. He was a popular film and radio scriptwriter, and several filmmakers pleaded him to stay in India after the Partition. Manto left for Pakistan, where he lived out the rest of his days, dying in 1955.
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