Author: Muhammad Umar Memon
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140272275
A collection of some of the most memorable Urdu stories about the Partition and its aftermath.
In this valuable addition to the growing body of literature on the Partition, Memon brings together works by the finest Urdu writers o f this century.
Manto's haunting story 'Sahae' is about a pimp who meets with a tragic end while trying to save the belongings of one of his girls during the communal riots in Bombay. Rajinder Singh Bedi's 'Lajwanti' poignantly describes the anguish of Sunder Lal, whose wife has been abducted by the other side. Ismat Chugtai's 'Roots' is a heart-rending tale of an old matriarch, abandoned by her family, who prefers to lose her life to marauding mobs rather than migrate to an alien land.
In addition to these are more recent stories. This volume includes works by other well-known Urdu writers.
Skillfully translated, the stories portray with great realism and sensitivity the human tragedy that follows the collapse of mutual trust in keeping a multi-religious society together.
Saadat Hasan Manto
Rajinder Singh Bedi
Upender Nath Ashk
Ahmad Nadim Qasimi
AN UNWRITTEN EPIC
DO YOU SUPPOSE IT’S THE EAST WIND?
KANHA DEVI AND HER FAMILY
OF COCONUTS AND BOTTLES OF CHILLED BEER
Syed Muhammad Ashraf
Salam Bin Razzack
Ali Imam Naqvi
THE VULTURES OF THE PARSI CEMETERY
Ilyas Ahmad Gaddi
A LAND WITHOUT SKY
GLOSSARY AND NOTES