- Paperback: 214 pages
- Publisher: South Asia Books; 1 edition (May 1, 1998)
- ISBN-10: 0836455290
- ISBN-13: 978-0836455298
- Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,619,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stars from another sky: the bombay film world of the 1940's Paperback – May 1, 1998
About the Author
Saadat Hasan Manto, the most widely read and the most controversial short-story writer in Urdu, was born on 11 May 1912 at Samrala in Punjab's Ludhiana district. In a literary, journalistic, radio scripting and film-writing career spread over more than two decades, he produced twenty-two collections of short stories, one novel, five collections of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of personal sketches and many scripts for films. He was tried for obscenity half a dozen times, thrice before and thrice after independence. Some of Manto's greatest work was produced in the last seven years of his life, a time of great financial and emotional hardship for him. He died several months short of his forty-third birthday, in January 1955, in Lahore. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.