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ART & CULTURE

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Saadat Hasan Manto, Short Stories, Urdu, Urdu Literature

A short history of greatest Urdu short stories ever told

[Book extract] Not until Premchand did it develop into a discrete genre and a major landmark of literary topography.

ART & CULTURE

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Short Stories, Books

Sunny Leone and kerosene stove rotis in Akhil Sharma's new book

Sharma's new collection of short stories, A Life of Adventure and Delight, has characters that are the oddest of oddballs.

ART & CULTURE

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Books, Relationships, Short Stories

The unbearable loneliness of the short story writer

[Book extract] There are no stories anymore to tell. The last one I did was a couple of months back when we were together.