The Dog of Tithwal Characters

Saadat Hasan Manto
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Bashir

A soldier in the Pakistani army, Bashir sings the song, "Where did you spend the night, my love, my moon?" Subedar Himmat Khan, fellow soldier, turns the song into an accusation of treachery against Jhun Jhun. Bashir is the soldier who reads the sign around Jhun Jhun's neck that gives the dog's name as written by the Indian army. Bashir is also called Bashirey.

Bashirey

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Jhun Jhun

Jhun Jhun is a dog, trusting and very friendly. Unable to grasp the hatred between the Pakistani and Indian soldiers, Jhun Jhun greets both with equal enthusiasm. Jhun Jhun, perhaps demonstrating more wisdom than the men, treats them not as Indian and Pakistani, but as humans. Since the men have decided, however, that they are different, they expect the dog to choose sides.

In his innocence, Jhun Jhun represents the refugees and other victims of the partition of India...

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