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My Name is Radha: The Essential Manto The Prevalent Trend Of Classifying Manto S Work Into A Stories Of Partition And B Stories Of Prostitutes Forcibly Enlists The Writer To Perform A Dramatic Dressing Down Of Society But Neither Partition Nor Prostitution Gave Birth To The Genius Of Saadat Hasan Manto They Only Furnished Him With An Occasion To Reveal The Truth Of The Human ConditionMy Name Is Radha Is A Path Breaking Selection Of Stories Which Delves Deep Into Manto S Creative World In This Singular Collection, The Focus Rests On Manto The Writer It Does Not Draft Him Into Being Manto The Commentator Muhammad Umar Memon S Inspired Choice Of Manto S Best Known Stories, Along With Those Less Talked About, And His Precise And Elegant Translation Showcase An Astonishing Writer Being True To His Calling

About the Author: Saadat Hasan Manto

Saadat Hasan Manto Urdu , Hindi , the most widely read and the most controversial short story writer in Urdu, was born on 11 May 1912 at Sambrala in Punjab s Ludhiana District In a writing career spanning over two decades he produced twenty two collections of short stories, one novel, five collections of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of reminiscences and many scripts for films He was tried for obscenity half a dozen times, thrice before and thrice after independence Not always was he acquitted Some of Manto s greatest work was produced in the last seven years of his life, a time of great financial and emotional hardship for him He died a few months short of his forty third birthday, in January 1955, in Lahore.

10 thoughts on “My Name is Radha: The Essential Manto

  1. says:

    Probably my favourite Manto story.

  2. says:

    i felt less obnoxious diasporic discontent after reading this typical and also upset bc my urdu lit knowledge is weaker than my stamina in a hypothetical marathon that i d never run manto runs with the undercurrent of like male gaze lite but at least it s lite meaning that he attempts to be above it all but fails mainly when it gets voyeur

  3. says:

    the translation is good A good numbers of short stories of Manto in one place including some of his essays and a few others, one last one by the translator himself some of the works I had read in other collections My Name Is Radha Scorned Janki Mozel The Black Shalwar Siraj Sharda Babu Gopinath Yazeed Ram Khilawan Sahae Khushia Toba Tek Singh The T

  4. says:

    So, I finally managed to finish reading this book Not sure if short stories aren t meant for me or I didn t particularly enjoy Manto s stories but after a while, I was kind of bored.The stories seemed to repeat themselves after some pages I couldn t understand some of the stories.Maybe I need to read up a bit on Manto before I read anyof his books The essay

  5. says:

    I couldn t have picked a better introduction to Manto The quality of translation is top notch In fact, it s so good that from time to time I had to remind myself that Manto didn t write in English And the collection of stories is delectable to say the least What completes this are a handful of nonfiction pieces, both by Manto and a few others, that provide context a

  6. says:

    My name is Radha is a collection of short stories written by one of the most iconic writers of his or even our times Manto.Considered as the enfant terrible of Urdu Literature his stories are real, his characters so ordinary that they almost seem extraordinary Often stereotyped as a writer of partition and prostitutes he was condemned for corrupting the youth with writings o

  7. says:

    I m not a fan of short stories in general, but I do appreciate their merits Often, this medium of writing can send a strong message, where novels or novellas fall short Manto effectively uses this medium to show the world its own reflection He has an unparalleled knack for dispassionately observing the dark underbelly of life, and penning it beautifully on paper I highly recommend th

  8. says:

    It is an interesting collection of stories I have never read Manto before, apart from hearing Gulzar Saab reading out Toba Tek Singh at a literature festival This is a good collection such that it shows the well known as well as not know stories of Manto It shows him in various different lights Some stories are inherently personal and closer to him while in some, he has adopted a lens from fa

  9. says:

    My name is Radha Penguin Petit.It s a short story, the translation is to the point and the Kindle version syncs well I love how Manto depicts his women confident and fiesty This story too is not so different, a fiesty woman who, I think, knew what she wanted in life and kinds of gets it in the absolute end.I think, I d love to call Manto the best melancholic story teller to have been born in the India

  10. says:

    The usual stereotypes of Bollywood are blown away in these stories In a sense they are feminist as even the sex worker has a place in society These are raw stories Read them with an open mind to really get a glimpse of a society which no longer exists.

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