Bombay in the 1930s and 1940s reigned as the undisputed cosmopolitan capital of the subcontinent bombay stories is a collection of mantos work from his years in the city freshly arrived in 1930s mumbai manto saw a city like no other an exhilarating hub of license and liberty and a city bursting with both creative energy and helpless despondency. About bombay stories a collection of classic yet shockingly contemporary short stories set in the vibrant world of mid century bombay from one of indias greatest writers arriving in 1930s bombay saadat hasan manto discovered a city like no other. Take bombay out of mantos life and thered be a gaping hole in his story main chalta phirta bambai hoon was a line he apparently repeated to family and friends. The translators of bombay stories are a poet and an urdu lecturer at columbia university i am grateful to them for bringing out these stories in english but they err toward an excess of . Bombay talkies is a 2013 indian anthology film consisting of four short films directed by anurag kashyap dibakar banerjee zoya akhtar and karan johar the film released on 3 may 2013 coinciding with and celebrating the 100th year of indian cinema and the beginning of a new era in modern cinema it was screened at the 2013 cannes film festival on 17 may 2013
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