The Dog of Tithwal

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Widely considered a reigning master of the modern short story, Manto vividly conjures life on the streets of Bombay - its prostitutes, pimps, gangsters, artists, writers, and those caught in the fore of the India-Pakistan partition. Deeply opposed to partition, Manto is best known for his portrayals of its violence and absurdities. He challenges the edges of geographic, cultural, and social boundaries with an unflinching and satirical gaze, and a powerful humanism.