Kingdom's End and Other Stories

Manto, Saadat Hasan, and Hasan, Khalid (Translated from the Urdu by)

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 264 p. Glossary of Urdu words remaining in text. Audience: General/trade. Published posthumously. Award-winning author Salman Rushdie described author Saadat Hasan Manto of India as, "The undisputed master of the modern Indian short story." Herein are 3 categories among his stories: the lowlife in Bombay and the Punjab; the Partition massacres of 1947; and satirical treatment of the corruption and hypocrisy of priests. White paper 2-inch diameter sticker, black text and logo on cover: "A Penguin Original". Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Age-toning. Tight, unmarked. No creasing. Minor cover surface wear. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES, TRANSLATED FROM THE URDU, BY A WRITER CONSIDERED THE SUBCONTINENT'S GREATEST SHORT STORY WRITER. THIS EXCELLENT TRANSLATION HAS BEEN VARIOUSLY DESCRIBED AS 'MEMORABLE' (SALMAN RUSHDIE), 'AN ESTATE OF MANY MANSIONS' (FARRUKH DHONDY), 'IMPRESSIVE' (ANITA DESAI). ALL THE TRANSLATORS UNVARYINGLY CALL MANTO THE SUBCONTINENT'S FINEST MODERN SHORT STORY WRITER. FOR CONTENTS SEE OVER>>>> CONTENTS: TOBA TEK SINGH; THE DOG OF TITWAL; THE LAST SALUTE; THE RETURN; DOING GOD'S WORK; IT HAPPENED IN 1919; THE PRICE OF FREEDOM; THE WOMAN IN THE RED COAT; THE NEW CONSTITUTION; FREE FOR ALL; MOZAIL; THE ASSIGNMENT; COLDER THAN ICE; THE DUTIFUL DAUGHTER; THREE SIMPLE STATEMENTS; BABU GOPI NATH; A QUESTION OF HOUOUR; THE ROOM WITH THE BRIGHT LIGHT; A MAN OF GOD; MUMMY; THE WILD CACTUS; BY THE ROADSIDE; KINGDOM'S END; AFTERWORD: UNCLE MANTO'S DEATH.

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Title: Kingdom's End and Other Stories
Publisher: A Penguin Original.
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Trade paperback
Illustrator: Isha, Mohammed (From the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Detail on cover from "Victim I" by)

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