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Volume 1 Issue 8

January 2015

A Travesty of Independence: A Symbolic Interpretation of Sa’adat Hasan Manto’s“The Dog of Tetwal”
Ms. Krishna Bera, 
Guest Lecturer, 
Department of English, 
Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya, 
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
The Partition of Indian subcontinent and the creation of Pakistan is one of the most unexpected and tragic incidents in the history. Millions of people of both the countries were uprooted, rendered homeless, tortured and even killed. Partition literature reflects the agony and distress of the people to a great extent. Sa’adat Hasan Manto is an author free from religious dogma and whose writings distinctly depict the pangs of the partition. In his short story “The Dog of Tetwal” he seeks to divulge the actual destiny of thousands of people who had to suffer due to the partition which was made purely on the basis of religion.
Partition; Sa'adat Hasan Manto; Homelessness; "The Dog of Tetwal"
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