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Siraj

Focus Saadat Hasan Manto
Translated from the Urdu by Matthew Reeck and Aftab Ahmad

Dhundhu was outside the Iranian restaurant across from the small park near the Nagpada Police Station, and he was leaning against the electricity pole that he manned from sunset until four in the morning.
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No. 07

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Saadat Hasan Manto was one of the leading Urdu short story writers of the twentieth century. His work translated into English has appeared in The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature, Stars from Another Sky: The Bombay Film World of the 1940s (Penguin), and Words Without Borders. 

 

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