The Dog of Tithwal Criticism

Saadat Hasan Manto
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Manto's writings are among the few Urdu works that have been translated into English. Translators of Manto's work include Khushwant Singh and Khalid Hasan.

Manto is known for being part of Urdu literature' s Progressive Writers Movement. The Progressive Writers Movement (1935-1960) was launched when three Indian students, Sajjad Zaheer, Mulk Raj Anand, and Mohammad Deen Taseer, issued a manifesto on the decadence and feudalism that they believed pervaded Indian society and influenced others to rebel by speaking out against the established order. As a spokesman for social reform, Manto often depicted characters from low stations in life.

Manto's writings explore sexuality, exploitation, and the human condition without regard for conventional restrictions. His essays, screenplays, and short stories received varied receptions. Some works were received well, but others were considered obscene or sensationalist. His use of direct language resulted in his being prosecuted for obscenity several...

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