peteg's blog - noise - books - 2014 12 14 SaadatHasanManto KingdomsEnd

Saadat Hasan Manto: Kingdom's End, translated by Khalid Hasan.

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I found this one by myself at the Chicago Public Library. There is some overlap with Bombay Stories; a cursory comparison suggests that this is the superior translation, perhaps because Khalid Hasan was a Pakistani who lived through those times, and also that he had a keener ear for Manto's language and what would fly with Westerners. Once again the stories are quite bleak, being tales of Partition set around Kashmir and Bombay. That's enough Manto for me, but I'll be looking for more from Hasan.