Analyze Saadat Hasan Manto’s story “The Dog of Titwal” focusing on the issues of individual and national identity during the times of national tragedy

TEXTUAL ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION: NATIONAL IDENTITY IN MANTO’S STORY

Analyze Saadat Hasan Manto’s story “The Dog of Titwal” focusing on the issues of individual and national identity during the times of national tragedy such as India witnessed in 1947. Look for passages in the story to discuss Manto’s stand on the matter. Quote the text under examination and analyze and interpret the quotations supporting your thesis clearly and consistently. Include insights on nation/nationalism from Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin (available on Blackboard) while discussing the text and offering your interpretations. Guidelines: • Use MLA Format: double space; Font: 12’ Times New Roman • Provide a brief introduction and thesis in the first paragraph • Specify the title and author in the opening paragraph • Organize your ideas in a unified and coherent manner • Support your argument with textual evidences • Follow the conventions of standard written English • Quote the text “The Dog of Titwal” at least twice • Contextualize and explain/interpret the quotations to support your argument • Include “Works Cited” list at the end of your paper