Aatish Paray (آتش پارے) is a collection of short Urdu stories (افسانے) authored by Saadat Hassan Manto. It is one of Manto’s most recognizable works and compels the reader to read it over and over again. It was written in 1936, back the freedom of Pakistan, when Saadat Hassan Manto lived in Amritsar, India.
The book comprises nine (9) short moral Urdu stories written by Manto. Each of them has a different subject and set of characters. It explains the multiple issues of our society.
The stories’ titles are as follows:
- Aatish Paray (آتش پارے)
- Khooni Thook (خونی تھوک)
- Inqlaab Passand (انقلاب پسند)
- Jee Aya Sahab (جی آیا صاحب)
- Mahi Geer (ماہی گیر)
- Tamasha (تماشا)
- Taqat Ka Imtihan (طاقت کا امتحان)
- Deewana Shayar (دیوانہ شاعر)
- Chor (چور)
Manto is amongst the most widely read and controversial Urdu language storytellers. He is outspoken and straightforward – and uncovers the harsh and bitter realities of society. Most of his stories are weaved around sexuality and lust. Thanda Gosht is a perfect example of that. He faced severe criticism from religious circles of society for his writings. Even, a formal lawsuit was filed against Manto for writing a book, Thanda Gosht, and the details of it are stated at the beginning of the book. You must read Saadat Hassan Manto’s All Books.
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