Thanda Gosht by Saadat Hasan Manto

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Thanda Gosht by Saadat Hasan Manto

Thanda Gosht by Saadat Hasan Manto

Writer:  Saadat Hasan Manto

Thanda Gosht by Saadat Hasan Manto is a book of short stories, by the famous Urdu fiction writer, Saadat Hasan Manto. The book is one of the most popular books of Manto. Urdu language writers and critics say that this is Minto’s best literary work.  Religious people did not like Manto’s books. They say that Manto is a vulgar short story writer. He was also prosecuted for writing obscene stories. Despite all these flaws, he is considered the most popular and best short story writer in the Urdu language.

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He was a writer who used to copy the stories of society. People used to forbid him to write dirty and vulgar stories, but he used to say that these are the real characteristics of society.

Either kill these characters or don’t blame me for writing stories. He narrated the stories of everyone from Imam Masjid to prostitutes. He thoroughly exposes the evil, exploitative, characters of society.

Among Manto’s books, most of the objections have been made to writing stories on Thanda Gosht. There are multiple stories in this book and each story has a different theme and character.

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The titles of the short stories in the book are as follows.

  • Peeran
  • Goli
  • Thanda Gosht
  • Sarhay Teen Anay
  • Khorshat
  • Shardah
  • Basit

About the Author:

Saadat Hasan Manto is a famous short story writer in the Urdu language. He is the author of several books of short stories. Saadat Hasan Manto was born on 11 May 1912 in Ludhiana, India. He is the author of about twenty-two books of short stories.

The writer also wrote radio plays. He was associated with All India Radio for a long time. Apart from his novel, three collections of essays have also been published. Critics of Urdu literature consider his collections of short stories to be the best literary works of the Urdu language.

Thanda Gosht by Saadat Hasan Manto

He belonged to a family of Kashmiri traders. His father worked as a Sessions Judge in the District Judiciary in Ludhiyana.

He got his early education from a high school in Amritsar. The writer even failed the matriculation exam thrice and managed to pass the matriculation exam on the fourth attempt.

Thanda Gosht by Saadat Hasan Manto

After matriculation, he joined Hindu Mahasabha College in the first year, but the college principal expelled him from the college due to poor performance. After failing in the academic field, he started writing short stories.

At the beginning of his career, he worked on translating Russian and French literature into Urdu. After that, he started writing regularly for Urdu literature. Mahigeer and Tamasha are his earliest short stories in the Urdu language.

While writing fiction, he moved to Aligarh College for higher education. There he continued his work of writing short stories along with his studies. Several of his writings continued to appear in the college magazine.

Thanda Gosht by Saadat Hasan Manto

Later he moved to Lahore in search of employment where he worked in various newspapers. During this time, his book of Urdu short stories, Atishparay, was published. After that, his second book Manto’s Tales was also published.

These books became quite popular and got popularity in literary circles. When he got fed up with newspaper work, he joined All India Radio. Here he worked as a screenwriter, dramatist, and storyteller.

At the end of his life, he settled permanently in Lahore where Saadat Hasan Manto passed away on 18 January 1955.

Manto Books in Urdu: 

  • Manto Kay Afsanay
  • Thanda Goshat
  • Toba Take Singh
  • Kali Shalwar
  • Boo
  • Atish Paray

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