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Why I Write: Essays By Saadat Hasan Manto

By: Aakar Patel (Ed. & Tr.)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Westland Limited:

Seller ID: 109663

ISBN: 9789384030186

Condition: New


One of the greatest raconteurs of 20th century, Saadat Hasan Manto declares that he was forced to write when his wife routinely demanded that he put bread on the table for the family. He doesn’t attribute any genius to his skills as a writer and convinces his readers that the stories flowed even as he minded his daughters or tossed a salad. Equally, Manto treats his tryst with Bollywood with disdain and unmasks the cardboard lives of tinsel town when a horse is painted to double up for a zebra or multiple fans rotate to create a deluge. Two of Manto’s favourite and recurring themes – wom... View more info