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    • The Pity of Partition

    • Manto's Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide
    • By: Ayesha Jalal
    • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was an established Urdu short story writer and a rising screenwriter in Bombay at the time of India's partition in 1947, and he is perhaps best known for the short stories he wrote following his migration to Lahore in newly formed Pakistan. Ayesha Jalal draws on Manto's stories, sketches, and essays, as well as a trove of his private letters, to present an intimate history of partition and its devastating toll.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful character, not such an interesting book

    • By Julia on 06-10-14

    Regular price: $19.95