Bitter Fruit By Saadat Hasan Manto Online. Indeed, he is best known for his Partition stories, where he lays bare the .. The book is very nice and extensive. `However,` writes Khalid Hasan in the introduction to his book Bitter Fruit The very best of Saadat Hasan Manto, `a translation is a translation. Bitter Fruit: The Very Best of Saadat Hasan Manto has pages. Reading Length provides a calculation for the word count of this book, find out how long it will.

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I say Manto is a name that fits in between them without which Urdu literature would have it’s foundation but not it’s flair. He could write a story on anything and give it the most poignant angle. Please feel free to contact us for any queries.

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The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality 73, words. Difficult times in Mumbai forced him to move to Lahore. Too, his essays are cunning, provocative, insightful and laced with his notoriously sharp wit.

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A – Z BooksIndia Seller rating: His body of work will keep him breathing and flourishing in the times to come. He claimed himself to be the best short story writer and there is no doubt that he was. He couldn’t find an answer. May 16, Soumya Saxena rated it it was amazing. Manto was a writer of exceptional talent and his short stories are nothing short of beautiful. The stories are from that era which was both dynamic and exhilarating to the commonest of a man.


The most widely read and the most translated writer in Urdu, Saadat Hasan Manto constantly challenged the hypocrisy and sham morality of civilized society. I am so happy I read his book especially this wonderful collection of his stories, sketches and other writings in one book. Saadat Hasan Manto is the undisputed king of short stories.

Dec 26, Preeti rated it it was amazing. Dec 30, Robinka rated it it was amazing. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Penguin Books India, His “Letters to Uncle Sam” had me in stitches! Sanctum BooksIndia Seller rating: View all 4 comments.

In a nutshell January 06, About Saadat Hasan Manto. Happily, Hasan has moved beyond that side of Manto to highlight aspects which are equal, if not more, in value then the shock significance of the short stories. Nov 11, Sujay Malik rated it it was amazing. I feel the pain, the sordid eventualities that partition dished out, the downright sinister mentalities and the agonising portrayal of the tumultuous times gone by.

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– Bitter Fruit: The Very Best of Saadat Hasan Manto by Kahlid Hasan

It sends you down a lane filled with existential crisis looming out of the ghost of his plot, which by the way his every short story does and if you are not careful enough you just might end up in hell; trembling, shivering and captivated with Insanity rather than Insaniyat.

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What more can a seasoned Manto reader desire? Great compilation of Manto’s works.

Then come the sketches; very short, powerful pieces written in the heat of the moment with an intensity that is equal lf measure to any of his short stories. Master of his Genre. I wonder how would the untranslated version read.

Bitter Fruit

An author way ahead of his times. Bitter Fruit presents the best collection of Manto vety writings, from his short stories, plays and sketches, to portraits of cinema artists, a few pieces on himself, and his letters to Uncle Sam which have references to communism, Russia, politics Widely renowned as the best short story writer in Urdu, Manto s stories were mostly written against the milieu of the Partition. The short stories, tue, portraits and letters are set during the pre-partition era and you are are transferred to a period when partition was at the peak, when sporadic incidents of riots were common, when Ashok kumar was a super star who was a good friend of Manto.

The honesty with which he write, not trying to present any of his thoughts in a subtle manner but as harsh as things are in reality, saafat mirrors his brilliance and quest to write what he exactly felt. Jun 05, Amit rated it it was amazing Shelves: