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The Dog of Tithwal: Stories

Written by:
Saadat Hasan Manto
Narrated by:
Neil Shah

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2022
11 hours 34 minutes
'The undisputed master of the modern Indian short story.' -Salman Rushdie

Stories encircling the marginalized, forgotten lives of Bombay, set against the backdrop of the India-Pakistan Partition.

By far the most comprehensive collection of stories by this twentieth 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.
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