"Saadat Hasan Manto was born on 11 May, 1912 in the Paproudi village of Samrala, a city in the Ludhiana district of Punjab. He completed his studies in Aligarh and through his writings gained the reputation of one of the most famous Urdu writers of the 20th century. He died on 18 January, 1955 after leading a successful career as a prominent novelist and playwright. In this collection of short stories, Manto has presented the events that revolved around the partition of 1947. The stories depict the aftermaths and bloodshed of the terrible event that changed the lives of millions of people for generations to come. "