Saadat Hasan Manto was a Pakistani playwright and author considered among the greatest writers of short stories in South Asian history. Presented here is a selection from his writings.
"Naya Qanoon" is a classic Urdu short story set in the background of British rule in the sub-continent. It was inspired by the promulgation of the Act of India, 1935. The story revolves around a tonga driver, Mangoo, who despises the British colonizers and cannot wait for the new act which he mistakenly believes will end colonial rule. He receives a big shock when on the first day under the new act he refuses to be humiliated by a British customer and hits back. He is shocked when he is arrested for assualting a Gora Sahib.
"Urdu book narrations"