Questions tagged [saadat-hasan-manto]

For questions about the Indian/Pakistani short story writer, essayist, and film script writer Saadat Hasan Manto (1912–1955).

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What is the meaning of "to go buy oil" in Manto's "Mummy"?

Toward the beginning of Saadat Hasan Manto's short story "मम्मी" (mammi / Mummy), the narrator and his wife find themselves abandoned to the tender mercies of a friend's slow-moving servant: ...
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What is the original of the Saadat Hasan Manto short story translated as "Rude"?

I have been reading Saadat Hasan Manto's Bombay Stories, a compilation translated from the Urdu by Matt Reeck and Aftab Ahmad (2012; New York: Vintage, 2014). Alongside the English translations, I've ...
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