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Bombay Stories Bombay In The 1930s And 1940s Reigned As The Undisputed Cosmopolitan Capital Of The Subcontinent Bombay Stories Is A Collection Of Manto S Work From His Years In The City Freshly Arrived In 1930s Mumbai, Manto Saw A City Like No Other An Exhilarating Hub Of License And Liberty, And A City Bursting With Both Creative Energy And Helpless Despondency It Was To Be Manto S Favourite City, And He Was Among The First To Write The Bombay Characters We Are Now Familiar With From Countless Stories And Films Prostitutes, Pimps, Lowlifes, Writers, Intellectuals, Aspiring Film Actors, Thugs, Conmen And Crooks His Hard Edged, Moving Stories Remain, A Hundred Years After His Birth, Startling And Provocative In Searching Out Those Forgotten By Humanity, Manto Wrote About What It Means To Be Human Matt Reeck And Aftab Ahmad S Translations Reach Into The Streets And Capture In Contemporary, Idiomatic English The Feeling That Urdu S Most Celebrated Short Story Writer S Work Stories Provide In The Original.


10 thoughts on “Bombay Stories

  1. says:

    When Bombay was changed to Mumbai many years back it s actually a decade or , but seems like yesterday , I was a kid It didn t really affect me so much, but I used go around correcting people every time they called Mumbai , Bombay I don t know why I did that, maybe I asserted my sense of belonging to the city by claiming to know the correct name and declaring it to those who didn t love it enough to care Or maybe, it was just a sense of smug satisfaction of having just corrected


  2. says:

    Manto is able to conjure beauty from the drudgery of Bombay the dirt filled puddles reflect the diaphanous sun light of a gleaming Bombay morning, as the cast of outcasts who populate these short stories pimps and prostitutes, artists and assassins as the lugubrious and the lonesome lurch from jubilation to mourning In his unflinching portrayal of the seedy under belly of Indian life, a break from all of the cliches and caricatures which can beset stories about India and Indian soc


  3. says:

    Rating 3.5 starsA collection of 15 short stories set in pre independence Bombay, featuring prostitutes, pimps, writers, thugs, and the like Written in simple prose at least if you go by the translation , the stories are by turns delightful, moving, and occasionally, a little mediocre They also manage to be both frank and subtle, which is an excellent achievement.The appendix of the book has three non fiction pieces by Manto, which help us understand about him.On society and prostitu


  4. says:

    I m always taken by a bit of surprise when Manto turns out to be the narrator of his own stories I don t mean that he s writing the story for us, I mean when he up and directly inserts himself into the story which isn t really breaking a fourth wall so much as letting us peek into his diary To sum it up, his diary is rife with accounts of his crazy ass friends and street women They go out and do some pimpin and drinkin , and then on his worst days tragedy will strike I think Manto s st


  5. says:

    Firstly, my sincere apologies to all Manto fans for the following review This book was bad just plain bad I have never struggled so much to finish any book before this one I really don t know where to even big I have no idea why is this book called Bombay Stories There was nothing Bombay about any of the stories Most of the them were so similar and repetative in theme, all about pimps, prostitutes, struggling actors and directors, pathetic parties and aimless drinking Agreed that these e


  6. says:

    Further amused by Manto s artistry Brewed in the cheap alleys of pre independent Bombay, amidst the low lives and the pleasure seekers and the wanna bes, these stories pick up the commonplace, the everyday, and make it shine like embers His effortlessness is envious.


  7. says:

    When Hamid dropped Lata off at her house at nine that night, he felt hollow The touch of her soft body was sheared from him like bark from a tree, and he spent the entire night tossing and turning.In the course of finding a prostitute for a client, Hamid becomes infatuated with the fresh Lata and spends thousands of rupees on her, taken from his bank account without the knowledge of his wife Moral disintegration follows Early in the story Manto contrasts meticulous Hamid with the wel


  8. says:

    I honestly think this book just suffered a lot from its translation As I was reading it I could literally feel how much context I was missing out on because it wasn t translated well A lot of meaning and symbolism is lost once a work has been translated and I m quite a big fan of the way penguin pocket classics format their translated fiction, so for example in those editions if a phrase, name, or a word is mentioned that needs further explanation for the reader to truly understand its importa


  9. says:

    How I love Manto, and how obscure I have been about his writing all these days Pity me, but not any I have read multiple books on Indian History, Indian freedom struggle, set during 1930 s This particular book too is set round about the same time and it covers quite a lot of ground as it chugs along covering topics other than the freedom struggle.How the author has portrayed his stay in Mumbai during the pre independence era, what occupation the people were into, a glimpse into the film industry


  10. says:

    All short stories are autobiographical, these stories kind of a reminds me of short stories written by Charles Bukowski which are written from the point of view of Henri Chinaski, Bukowski s alter ego The writing in this book has an astonishing spontaneous feel to it, anything can and will happen in the raw inventive hands of Manto Bombay Stories is a collection of Manto s fiction where short stories are set in part or entirely in the Mumbai city, and every story has a unique sense of place emerge


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