Today we will share the link of Saadat Hasan Manto short stories. This wonderful collection is in Urdu language. This collection is called Manto ke Afsane. It has contained 100 best written short stories. Let’s meet the Author first:
Biography of Saadat Hasan Manto
Manto was born in May 11, 1912 in Ludhiana (the District of British India). He was a very popular writer. He is considered as one of the best ever short story writers of Urdu Language. He also wrote scripts for radio and films. His some work has been translated in many languages including English.
In the year 1933, a scholar Abdul Bari Alig has recognized his talent and advised him to read the French and Russian writers. He began reading and soon he started to translate their work. Then he joined the daily Musawat. In 1934 he went to Aligarh University for graduation. He published his story Inqalab Pasand in the university magazine in 1935.
In 1936, Saadat Hasan Manto shifted to Bombay where he remained the Editor of a Showbiz magazine Musawwir. Here he wrote several scripts of some successful movies. In 1941 he was appointed as a writer in All India Radio. After partition of the sub-continent, he decided to migrate to Pakistan. His friends, including the big directors and actors of that time have tried to force him to stay in India but he strictly refused. He migrated to Pakistan and settled in Lahore.
He usually wrote about the topics that were based on social restrictions. That’s why he is compared with the great English writer D. H. Lawrence. Manto has been criticized for promoting the obscenity in his writings. He never cared of his critics. He said: ” I only write the truth in my stories. If people think them dirty, then its mean the society where they live is dirty.”
Along with all his other jobs he continuously wrote on different topics. His first original creation was Aatish Paare. He has written 22 collections of short stories and one novel. Some of his most read and accepted work are:
Afsane Aur Drame. (Fiction and Drama)
Lazzat-e-Sang. (The Taste of the relation)
Khali Botlein Khali Dabbay.(Empty Bottles, Empty Cans)
Manto ke Mazameen
Ganjay Farishtay. (Bald angels)
Thanda Gosht. (Cold Meat)
Kaali Shalwar. (Black trouser) and many others. He has been awarded Nishan-e-Imtiaz by the Govt. of Pakistan. He was died in 1955 in Lahore.
Where to get Manto Short Stories?
You can get Saadat Hasan Manto short stories (Manto ke so afsane) from the following web addresses.