EBOOK READ (Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s) à Saadat Hasan Manto


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    EBOOK READ (Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s) à Saadat Hasan Manto CHARACTERS ñ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ´ Saadat Hasan Manto 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 filmbollywood of the 1940s how they were in the eyes of the author the struggles success failures what they were behin

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    CHARACTERS ñ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ´ Saadat Hasan Manto Saadat Hasan Manto ´ 1 CHARACTERS FREE READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s 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 read non fictionOne of my classmates and ex friend had once told me that he had read one collection

  3. says: FREE READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s EBOOK READ (Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s) à Saadat Hasan Manto CHARACTERS ñ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ´ Saadat Hasan Manto

    EBOOK READ (Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s) à Saadat Hasan Manto Saadat Hasan Manto ´ 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ñ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ´ Saadat Hasan Manto A collection of Manto's writings on the Bombay film industry of the 1940's The book would have been all the entertaining if only I were familiar with characters than Ashok Kumar and Nargis Manto writes in his typical style caustic and in your face

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    CHARACTERS ñ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ´ Saadat Hasan Manto Saadat Hasan Manto ´ 1 CHARACTERS FREE READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s 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

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    EBOOK READ (Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s) à Saadat Hasan Manto 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 Bomba

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    EBOOK READ (Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s) à Saadat Hasan Manto Saadat Hasan Manto ´ 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ñ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ´ Saadat Hasan Manto A uirky 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 Nargi

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    EBOOK READ (Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s) à Saadat Hasan Manto CHARACTERS ñ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ´ Saadat Hasan Manto Saadat Hasan Manto ´ 1 CHARACTERS 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 Jehan Pran amongst o

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    FREE READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s EBOOK READ (Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s) à Saadat Hasan Manto Saadat Hasan Manto ´ 1 CHARACTERS Manto does it again This book is a collection of sketches about some famous personalities of Indian film industry of 1940s mainly M

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    FREE READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s Saadat Hasan Manto ´ 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ñ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ´ Saadat Hasan Manto 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 contr

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    EBOOK READ (Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s) à Saadat Hasan Manto A collection of real life stories as Manto recollects his time in the Bombay Film industry as a writer advisor a

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FREE READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s

CHARACTERS í Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s Vi 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 Rafi 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 hones. 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 Jehan Pran amongst others And talks about his beloved city Bombay in 1940s and how it changed his own life After partition Manto left Bombay in 1948 and this world in 1955 The 7 years that he spent in Pakistan were full of hardships emotionally and financially It was this time that he started writing newspaper columns about his time in Bollywood This book is collection of some of those columns While writing these columns he must have cherished those memories and that s why they are so nostalgic Read it if you like Manto or would want to know about Manto or about Bollywood of 1940s This could be Manto s autobiography about 11 years that he spent in bombayPS The first 30 minutes of the movie Manto Directed by Nandita Das are taken from this book Read it before watching the movie and you will enjoy it even My 15th read this year Loved it all the way Tempted by the Badge To Serve and Seduce #2 known for his caustic and provocative short stories However very few people Heroism Begins with Her Inspiring Stories of Bold Brave and Gutsy Women in the US Military 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 Jehan Pran amongst others And talks about his beloved city Bombay in 1940s and how it changed his own life After partition Manto left Bombay in 1948 and this world in 1955 The 7 years that he spent in Pakistan were full of hardships emotionally and financially It was this time that he started writing newspaper columns about his time in Bollywood This book is collection of some of those columns While writing these columns he must have cherished those memories and that s why they are so nostalgic Read it if you like Manto or would want to Buried Mountain Secrets know about Manto or about Bollywood of 1940s This could be Manto s autobiography about 11 years that he spent in bombayPS The first 30 minutes of the movie Manto Directed by Nandita Das are taken from this book Read it before watching the movie and you will enjoy it even My 15th read this year Loved it all the way

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CHARACTERS í Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s Unforgettable reminiscences about the eccentric glamorous yet angst ridden Hindi film world of the 1940s 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 eage. 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 knowThis book talks about 13 personalities who were related to filmbollywood of the 1940s how they were in the eyes of the author the struggles success failures what they were behind the scenes their personal relationships that were kept as secrets what tactics they adopted most importantly how each of them had a uniue personality of their own Manto has been held as a controversial personality all his life Rightly so He is open unapologetic original fearless The book starts with a 8 paged introduction by Jerry Pinto a National Award Winner for the Best Book on Cinema describing the author Manto how he was as a person how he struggled his vision on Hindi cinema the different personalities he chose to write about in this book his role in creating Bollywood his real life issues Then comes the 9 paged Translator s Note by Khalid Hassan describing in details about the book Manto s journey of living at different places during his entire career his struggles in between when he had no job his relationships his movies with excerpts from Manto s own writingsBollywood personalities mentioned1 Ashok Kumar The Evergreen Hero2 VH Desai God s Clown3 Rafi Ghaznavi The Ladies Man4 Shyam Krishna s Flute5 Kuldip Kaur Too Hot To Handle6 Nargis Narcissus of the Undying Bloom7 Sitara The Dancing Tigress from Nepal8 Nawab Kashmiri An Actor s Actor9 Neena The Inscrutable Housewife10 Baburao Patel The Soft hearted Iconoclast11 Paro Devi The Girl from Meerut12 Nur Jahan One in a Million13 Naseem The Fairy ueenOverall the way Manto describes each personality is uniue different with a strong subtle sense of portrayal of each own I got overwhelmed with each line Some personalities like Sitara VH Desai were mesmerizingThe great thing about the description of each of these characters is that it has been presented in a very raw form but also very sophisticated in Manto s own ways How Money Became Dangerous knows then this book is there you Windburn knowThis book talks about 13 personalities who were related to filmbollywood of the 1940s how they were in the eyes of the author the struggles success failures what they were behind the scenes their personal relationships that were Light Traveling kept as secrets what tactics they adopted most importantly how each of them had a uniue personality of their own Manto has been held as a controversial personality all his life Rightly so He is open unapologetic original fearless The book starts with a 8 paged introduction by Jerry Pinto a National Award Winner for the Best Book on Cinema describing the author Manto how he was as a person how he struggled his vision on Hindi cinema the different personalities he chose to write about in this book his role in creating Bollywood his real life issues Then comes the 9 paged Translator s Note by Khalid Hassan describing in details about the book Manto s journey of living at different places during his entire career his struggles in between when he had no job his relationships his movies with excerpts from Manto s own writingsBollywood personalities mentioned1 Ashok Kumar The Evergreen Hero2 VH Desai God s Clown3 Rafi Ghaznavi The Ladies Man4 Shyam Krishna s Flute5 Kuldip Kaur Too Hot To Handle6 Nargis Narcissus of the Undying Bloom7 Sitara The Dancing Tigress from Nepal8 Nawab Kashmiri An Actor s Actor9 Neena The Inscrutable Housewife10 Baburao Patel The Soft hearted Iconoclast11 Paro Devi The Girl from Meerut12 Nur Jahan One in a Million13 Naseem The Fairy ueenOverall the way Manto describes each personality is uniue different with a strong subtle sense of portrayal of each own I got overwhelmed with each line Some personalities like Sitara VH Desai were mesmerizingThe great thing about the description of each of these characters is that it has been presented in a very raw form but also very sophisticated in Manto s own ways

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CHARACTERS í Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s R 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 De. 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 I d heard of Saadat Hasan Manto and of his fame as a short story writer in Urdu I d never read any of his work until then So I sat and read Bombay Stories in one sitting After which I began Stars From Another Sky but I never got past the first chapter Recently I revisited the book on the off chance that I might find it interesting It s unusual for me to keep a book aside I typically finish reading even books I find boring once I start reading them Like Bombay Stories the underlying tone of the book is an aching sense of loss for the city that he loved I m fascinated by the film industry by the films that wereare made by the people who make them For far too long we have gone without a recorded history of one of the most prolific of film industries in the world Much has been lost to the ages and the men and women who peopled the industry in its infancy and nurtured it and worked to make it an important part of our cultural history are dead and gone There s no one left to ask really So it becomes doubly important to salvage what was recordedSaadat Hasan Manto came to Bombay in 1936 he was as responsible for the creation of the industry that he skewers so mercilessly becoming a journalist and then screen writer of note The note of regret at having left Bombay for Pakistan is present both implicitly and explicitly throughout the book I m not sure if the translator picked and chose which articles to collate but I found it intriguing that the only really well known names were those of Ashok Kumar Noor Jehan Sitara Devi Naseem Bano and Shyam These stories for stories they are are a collection of his writings in various newspapers immediately after Partition Forced by straitened circumstances he decided to write about the industry he knew intimately and loved only too well He was well aware of people s curiosity about the film industry and was not beyond satisfying it for a price There are nuggets of information and amusing stories how Ashok Kumar had directed Eight Days his first production even though the film was credited to DN Pai how Manto himself and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan had acting roles in the film how comedian VH Desai flubbed his lines regularly how Rafi Ghaznavi had never seen Ghazni having been born in Peshwar how Pran was the best cardsharp in town how Kuldeep Kaur tricked Manto into paying for her perfume how Manto s sisters in law spent their time calling up various actresses pretending to be their fans how Baburao Patel built up or tore down people based on his personal euations with them how Shanta Apte whipped Patel in his own office there s a hint that Suraiya s grandmother was really her motherThere s a certain poignancy in the way he writes about the actor Shyam and of their friendship It is also in this chapter that he writes of his feelings about the Partition in detail My wife and children were in Pakistan When that land was a part of India I could recognise itI found it impossible to decide which of the two countries was now my homeland India or Pakistan Who was responsible for the blood that was being shed mercilessly every day And but now that we were free what would our dreams be Were we even free He talks about how he came to the decision to leave India forever And how his friendship with Shyam suffered as a result It s touching to read that first person accountIt s also nice to hear his defence of the industry he lived and worked in In those accounts his is a very progressive voice not judging anyone least of all the actresses who were considered not much better than prostitutes Manto s wife and sisters in law had become very close to Nargis who apparently wasn t attractive enough or talented enough but Manto mentions the young girl s simplicity innocence and her love for life belied by the sadness in her eyes Naseem Bano also comes off well a beautiful graceful dignified woman who was head over heels in love with her husbandManto is also unabashedly frank in his account of what really goes on in the underbelly of the world of films People have often talked about the seedy side of films far away from the glitz and glitter that we see on screen Tales of exploitation poverty desperation prostitution these were the cautionary tales with which parents regaled their star struck children films were not for those from good families Sex sleaze scandals and booze abound in this collection and one sees the mask stripped off those who seemingly live a fortunate life they are as fickle and egoistic and flawed as the rest of the hoi polloi who idolise them Manto s writings make it clear that those tales were not too far from the truth Yes that s a plus in a world that has gone incredibly sanitised because someone somewhere will be offended by something but what is not easy for me to overlook is the lewdness or the thread of misogyny that runs through the book In the translator s note Hasan mentions a woman Nayyar Bano who had strong words of condemnation for Manto s writings She wrote a letter to the editor in response to Manto s piece on actor Shyam titled Murli ki Dhun In response Manto wrote I felt pity for Nayyar Bano and her mental condition I said to myself thatI should make it up to her But then I thought if I tried to do that in the manner that I wished she might faintI did not want her to suffer a shock she might not survive the experience He goes on to explain in detail what should be done to punish a woman such as Bano Punishment for what crime For daring to criticise him I guess so because when he was jailed for obscenity several times he wrote My judge thought that truth and literature should be kept far apart Letters to Uncle Sam He claimed to speak the truth with great relish I have no doubt whatsoever that he did Ashok Kumar s shyness with women and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan s opportunism are unremarkable trivia Amusing perhaps but not malicious But what in heavens name has Manto s hatred of Noor Jehan s bra got to do with a story And why is the man so interested in someone s lingerie Why does Rafi Ghaznavi s and Sitara Devi s chapters have to do with their sexual peccadilloes than about his music or her dance about either of which there s no mention at allAs remnants of a bygone age these writings are a chronicle of what once was And even in translation the power of Manto s writings come through I wonder what this would have read like in the original Urdu certainly Manto is considered one of the greatest if not the greatest South Asian writers of the 20th century I suppose the tawdriness wouldn t have changed much it may just have sounded better in Urdu Or perhaps not regional languages have an earthiness that English seldom approaches When it does it merely sounds vulgar In his foreword Jerry Pinto has this to say When you have put down this book you will feel as if a friendly voice cheerfully malicious and yet vulnerable in its self revelation has been stilled You will miss it I m not so sure that I will In fact I m uite sure I won t Windburn keep a book aside I typically finish reading even books I find boring once I start reading them Like Bombay Stories the underlying tone of the book is an aching sense of loss for the city that he loved I m fascinated by the film industry by the films that wereare made by the people who make them For far too long we have gone without a recorded history of one of the most prolific of film industries in the world Much has been lost to the ages and the men and women who peopled the industry in its infancy and nurtured it and worked to make it an important part of our cultural history are dead and gone There s no one left to ask really So it becomes doubly important to salvage what was recordedSaadat Hasan Manto came to Bombay in 1936 he was as responsible for the creation of the industry that he skewers so mercilessly becoming a journalist and then screen writer of note The note of regret at having left Bombay for Pakistan is present both implicitly and explicitly throughout the book I m not sure if the translator picked and chose which articles to collate but I found it intriguing that the only really well Light Traveling known names were those of Ashok Kumar Noor Jehan Sitara Devi Naseem Bano and Shyam These stories for stories they are are a collection of his writings in various newspapers immediately after Partition Forced by straitened circumstances he decided to write about the industry he Knights vs Dinosaurs knew intimately and loved only too well He was well aware of people s curiosity about the film industry and was not beyond satisfying it for a price There are nuggets of information and amusing stories how Ashok Kumar had directed Eight Days his first production even though the film was credited to DN Pai how Manto himself and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan had acting roles in the film how comedian VH Desai flubbed his lines regularly how Rafi Ghaznavi had never seen Ghazni having been born in Peshwar how Pran was the best cardsharp in town how Kuldeep Kaur tricked Manto into paying for her perfume how Manto s sisters in law spent their time calling up various actresses pretending to be their fans how Baburao Patel built up or tore down people based on his personal euations with them how Shanta Apte whipped Patel in his own office there s a hint that Suraiya s grandmother was really her motherThere s a certain poignancy in the way he writes about the actor Shyam and of their friendship It is also in this chapter that he writes of his feelings about the Partition in detail My wife and children were in Pakistan When that land was a part of India I could recognise itI found it impossible to decide which of the two countries was now my homeland India or Pakistan Who was responsible for the blood that was being shed mercilessly every day And but now that we were free what would our dreams be Were we even free He talks about how he came to the decision to leave India forever And how his friendship with Shyam suffered as a result It s touching to read that first person accountIt s also nice to hear his defence of the industry he lived and worked in In those accounts his is a very progressive voice not judging anyone least of all the actresses who were considered not much better than prostitutes Manto s wife and sisters in law had become very close to Nargis who apparently wasn t attractive enough or talented enough but Manto mentions the young girl s simplicity innocence and her love for life belied by the sadness in her eyes Naseem Bano also comes off well a beautiful graceful dignified woman who was head over heels in love with her husbandManto is also unabashedly frank in his account of what really goes on in the underbelly of the world of films People have often talked about the seedy side of films far away from the glitz and glitter that we see on screen Tales of exploitation poverty desperation prostitution these were the cautionary tales with which parents regaled their star struck children films were not for those from good families Sex sleaze scandals and booze abound in this collection and one sees the mask stripped off those who seemingly live a fortunate life they are as fickle and egoistic and flawed as the rest of the hoi polloi who idolise them Manto s writings make it clear that those tales were not too far from the truth Yes that s a plus in a world that has gone incredibly sanitised because someone somewhere will be offended by something but what is not easy for me to overlook is the lewdness or the thread of misogyny that runs through the book In the translator s note Hasan mentions a woman Nayyar Bano who had strong words of condemnation for Manto s writings She wrote a letter to the editor in response to Manto s piece on actor Shyam titled Murli Knights vs Dinosaurs ki Dhun In response Manto wrote I felt pity for Nayyar Bano and her mental condition I said to myself thatI should make it up to her But then I thought if I tried to do that in the manner that I wished she might faintI did not want her to suffer a shock she might not survive the experience He goes on to explain in detail what should be done to punish a woman such as Bano Punishment for what crime For daring to criticise him I guess so because when he was jailed for obscenity several times he wrote My judge thought that truth and literature should be Goodnight Moon kept far apart Letters to Uncle Sam He claimed to speak the truth with great relish I have no doubt whatsoever that he did Ashok Kumar s shyness with women and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan s opportunism are unremarkable trivia Amusing perhaps but not malicious But what in heavens name has Manto s hatred of Noor Jehan s bra got to do with a story And why is the man so interested in someone s lingerie Why does Rafi Ghaznavi s and Sitara Devi s chapters have to do with their sexual peccadilloes than about his music or her dance about either of which there s no mention at allAs remnants of a bygone age these writings are a chronicle of what once was And even in translation the power of Manto s writings come through I wonder what this would have read like in the original Urdu certainly Manto is considered one of the greatest if not the greatest South Asian writers of the 20th century I suppose the tawdriness wouldn t have changed much it may just have sounded better in Urdu Or perhaps not regional languages have an earthiness that English seldom approaches When it does it merely sounds vulgar In his foreword Jerry Pinto has this to say When you have put down this book you will feel as if a friendly voice cheerfully malicious and yet vulnerable in its self revelation has been stilled You will miss it I m not so sure that I will In fact I m uite sure I won t

  • Hardcover
  • 215
  • Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s
  • Saadat Hasan Manto
  • English
  • 22 August 2019
  • 9780140275964