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Stars from Another Sky: The Bombay Film World in the 1940s Unforgettable Reminiscences About The Eccentric, Glamorous, Yet Angst Ridden Hindi Film World Of The S Saadat Hasan Manto, One Of The Greatest Short Story Writers Of The Urdu Language, Was Also A Film Journalist And Story Writer For The Hindi Film Industry In Bombay As An Insider He Was Privy To The Most Private Moments Of The Men And Women Who Have Dazzled Generations Of Audiences In This Series Of Sketches, Ashok Kumar, The Screen Idol Of Yore, Emerges As A Shy, Yet Brilliant Actor, Forever Looking To Flee The Eager Advances Of His Female Fans Nargis Comes Across As Just Another Young Girl Looking For Companionship Among Her Peers Before She Steps On The Ladder That Will Forever Take Her Away From The Comforts Of An Ordinary Middle Class Life And Shyam The Dashing, Handsome Hero Is Portrayed As A Straightforward, Flirtatious Young Man Pining For The Woman He Loves Manto Also Describes In Detail The Obsessions Of Sitara Devi The Unfulfilled Desires Of Paro Devi And The Intriguing Twists And Turns Which Transform Neena Devi From An Ordinary Housewife Into A Pawn In The Hands Of Film Companies He Writes With Relish About The Bunglings Of The Comedian VH Desai And The Incredible Dedication Of Nawab Kaashmiri To The Art Of Acting There Are Also Stories About The Rise Of Nur Jehan As The Greatest Singer Of Her Times And The Various Peccadilloes Of The Musician, Rafiq Ghaznavi With Subjects Ranging From Film Journalism To The Sexual Eccentricities Of These Stars, Manto Brings To Life A Generation With His Characteristic Verve And Honesty

About the Author: Saadat Hasan Manto

Saadat Hasan Manto Urdu , Hindi , the most widely read and the most controversial short story writer in Urdu, was born on 11 May 1912 at Sambrala in Punjab s Ludhiana District In a writing career spanning over two decades he produced twenty two collections of short stories, one novel, five collections of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of reminiscences and many scripts for films He was tried for obscenity half a dozen times, thrice before and thrice after independence Not always was he acquitted Some of Manto s greatest work was produced in the last seven years of his life, a time of great financial and emotional hardship for him He died a few months short of his forty third birthday, in January 1955, in Lahore.

10 thoughts on “Stars from Another Sky: The Bombay Film World in the 1940s

  1. says:

    Absolutely heartbreakingly love this book It introduced me to Manto I simply could worship this book Bollywood stuffs nobody knows, then this book is there, you know This book talks about 13 personalities who were related to film bollywood of the 1940s how they were in the

  2. says:

    It was J Devika who gifted me the book Stars from Another Sky by Manto that was four years ago I read it recently when i was pushing myself to readnon fiction.One of my classmates and ex friend had once told me that he had read one collection of short stories by Manto and then went

  3. says:

    A collection of Manto s writings on the Bombay film industry of the 1940 s The book would have been all theentertaining if only I were familiar withcharacters than Ashok Kumar and Nargis Manto writes in his typical style caustic and in your face.

  4. says:

    Manto was a misogynist The way he has written about actresses in the book is deplorable Ugh Don t know if I will be able to read another story by him.

  5. says:

    I picked this book up a few years ago, when Penguin India inducted the translation Khalid Hasan into their Classics library The translation had originally been published in 1998 Along with this, I also picked up Manto s Bombay Stories, simply because they were stories set in Bombay I must confess that while

  6. says:

    A quirky, anecdotal view of the Hindi film industry from a time when even my grandparents were kids Like the back cover states, most of the glittering stars from that galaxy are unknown to us today, with the exception of Ashok Kumar, Nur Jehan, Nargis and KL Saigal I remember when I was growing up and there were thes

  7. says:

    Manto is known for his caustic and provocative short stories However very few people know that he was very closely involved with the Bollywood as well This book, Stars from Another Sky is a collection of Manto s film journalism pieces where he brilliantly sketches the pioneers of Indian Cinema like Ashok Kumar, Nargis, Nur Je

  8. says:

    Manto does it again This book is a collection of sketches about some famous personalities of Indian film industry of 1940s, mainly Manto was an active personality himself in the film industry, and used to write stories for films Having developed close relationships with people along the way He explored the bright and dark world of fil

  9. says:

    A collection of real life stories as Manto recollects his time in the Bombay Film industry as a writer, advisor and an insider with an outsiders perspective The book is replete with a cornucopia of colourful characters and flamboyant personalities, real people who were the pioneers of the film industry in Bombay It s full of tantalising tales

  10. says:

    The book Stars From Another Sky is a collection of sketches of the yesteryear stars of bollywood Manto proves that he is as good at writing non fiction as much as fiction The accounts are truly racial and definitely controversial They not only give insights on the lives of these scandalous 1940s Indian actors but also the changing landscape of Mumbai a

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