|Author||Sadat Hasan Manto|
|Original title||Atish Paray|
|Publisher||Urdu Bookstall (Lahore)|
|1936 (first edition)|
|Part of a series on|
|Progressive Writers' Movement|
Atish Paray (Urdu: آتش پارے, lit. 'Nuggets of Fire') is a collection of short stories by Saadat Hasan Manto.
Atish Paray subtitled “a collection of several thought-provoking stories” was published in 1936 while Manto was living in Amritsar. Two stories from this collection Tamasha - Manto's debut story followed by Taqat Ka Imtehan first appeared in a local weekly Khalq (Creation) by Abdul Bari Alig from Amritsar. The collection was however published from Lahore and Manto dedicated this collection to his late father.
There are eight stories in this collection:
- Khooni Thook (Bloody Spit)
- Inqalab Pasand (Revolutionary)[a]
- Ji Aaya Sahab (Coming Sir)[b]
- Mahigir (Fisherman)[c]
- Tamasha (Spectacle)[d]
- Taqat ka Imtehan (Test of Strength)[e]
- Deewana Shayr (Mad Poet)
- Chori (Theft)
- ^ first published in the Aligarh Magazine in March 1935
- ^ It was later included in Manto Ke Afsanay under the title Qasim with a slight change in the ending
- ^ also included in his prior collection Rusi Afsanay (Russian Stories)
- ^ first published under a pseudonym in Abdul Bari Alig’s Urdu newspaper Khalq (Creation) and also included in his prior collection Rusi Afsanay (Russian Stories)
- ^ It was included in Manto Ke Afsanay
- ^ a b Flemming 1985b, p. 152.
- ^ a b Flemming 1985, p. 38.
- ^ Flemming 1985, p. 7.
- ^ a b Flemming 1985, p. 42.
- ^ a b Flemming 1985, p. 36.
- ^ Flemming 1985, p. 6.
- Flemming, Leslie A. (1985). Another Lonely Voice: The Life and Works of Saadat Hassan Manto. Vanguard Books.
- Flemming, Leslie A. (1985b). "Manto Bibliography". Journal of South Asian Literature. 20 (2): 152–160. ISSN 0091-5637. JSTOR 40872787.