Oxford University Press (OUP) organized the launch of its new publication Poora Manto: Tehriron kay Mustanad Mutoon Jild 4 compiled by Shamsul Haq Usmani. 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. This collection of Manto’s short stories differs from his earlier anthologies in that it contains the notes and references of the compiler in his efforts to ensure the accuracy of the text.
The compiler has dug into the historical records to find rare and early editions which he has combined in this volume. Professor Dr Shamsul Haq Usmani is a renowned academic figure of India.—INP