Saadat Hasan Manto (Author) SAADAT HASAN MANTO is the most widely read and controversial short story writer in Urdu. A pre-eminent practitioner of the genre, he produced twenty-two collections of short stories.
Muhammad Umar Memon (Translator) Muhammad Umar Memon is Professor Emeritus of Urdu literature and Islamic studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and editor of the Annual of Urdu Studies.
'The greatest South Asian writer of the 20th century' New York Times
A bohemian and an iconoclast, the figure of Saadat Hasan Manto looms large over the literature of the Indian subcontinent. We know of his stories on the horrors of Partition and the struggles of prostitutes. But neither Partition nor prostitution gave birth to the genius of Manto. They only furnished him with an occasion to reveal the truth of the human condition. My Name Is Radha is a path-breaking edition of stories which delves deep into Manto's creative world, and refreshingly brings into focus Manto the writer rather than Manto the commentator. Muhammad Umar Memon's inspired selection of Manto's best-known stories along with those less talked about, and his precise and elegant translation showcase an astonishing writer being true to his calling.
'The undisputed master of the modern Indian short story' Salman Rushdie
'An errant genius' The Hindu
My Name Is Radha: The Essential Manto
Saadat Hasan MantoMuhammad Umar Memon
SAADAT HASAN MANTO is the most widely read and controversial short story writer in Urdu. A pre-eminent practitioner of the genre, he produced twenty-two collections of short stories.