Author: Varis Alvi
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126008636
Translated from Urdu, this short biography of Manto recounts the life and personality of a bold and unmitigated realist of his times.
A generation after Premchand, the story writers that came to the forefront, among them Krishan Chander, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Ismat Chugtai and Saadat Hasan Manto were most outstanding. Manto had a deep insight into human nature and a surprisingly keen understanding of human actions.
Urdu short story rightly feels proud of its enrichment and the pride of place in the field of fiction because of Manto's stories.
Jai Ratan was born in Ludhiana and now lives in Delhi. Apart from writings of his own, he has translated extensively from Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi into English. He has over four dozen translations to his credit. Along with P Lal, he is a founder member of Writers Workshop, Calcutta.