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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781953861009
  • Imprint: Archipelago
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 418
  • RRP: $34.99

The Dog of Tithwal

Stories



“[Manto’s] empathy and narrative economy invite comparisons with Chekhov. These readable, idiomatic translations have all the agile swiftness and understated poignancy that parallel suggests." -–Boyd Tonkin, Wall Street Journal

Stories from "the undisputed master of the modern Indian short story" encircling the marginalized, forgotten lives of Bombay, set against the backdrop of the India-Pakistan Partition (Salman Rushdie)

By far the most comprehensive collection of stories by this 20th Century master available in English.

A master of the short story, Saadat Hasan Manto opens a window onto Bombay’s demimonde—its prostitutes, rickshaw drivers, artists, and strays as well probing the pain and bewilderment of the Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs ripped apart by the India-Pakistan Partition.

Manto is best known for his dry-eyed examination of the violence, horrors, and reverberations from the Partition. From a stray dog caught in the crossfire at the fresh border of India and Pakistan, to friendly neighbors turned enemy soldiers pausing for tea together in a momentary cease fire—Manto shines incandescent light into hidden corners with an unflinching gaze, and a fierce humanism.

With a foreword by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Vijay Seshadri, these stories are essential reading for our current moment where divisiveness is erupting into violence in so many parts of the world.

  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781953861009
  • Imprint: Archipelago
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 418
  • RRP: $34.99

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