Poora Manto Jild Chaharum
Tehriron kay Mustanad Mutoon
Compiled by Shamsul Haq Usmani
This collection differs to earlier Manto anthologiesin that it contains the notes and references of the compiler in his efforts to ensure the accuracy of the text. Saadat Hassan Manto made a deep and lasting impact on Urdu literature with his celebrated short stories. Many of his post-Partition stories centred on the communal horrors of the period. The compiler has dug into the historical records to find rare and early editions. By the conclusion of this series, all aspects of Manto’s works will have been covered making this the most complete and authoritative series.
Professor Dr Shams ul Haq Usmani is a renowned academic figure of India. He has been teaching Urdu language at the Department of Urdu, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, since 1989. He is the author of six books. His articles have been published in various Indian journals. He received the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award in 1986 and 1990. He also received the Delhi Urdu Academy Award in 1986 and 1999. Dr Usmani has been a regular broadcaster of All India Radio. He has compered and has presented more than 20 programmes on various TV channels as well.