"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest"1. Both "Karma" by Khushwant Singh and "The Dutiful Daughter" by Saadat Hasan Manto are mainly constructed about the dark sides of the British Empire and the title of karma.
The short story "The dutiful daughter" is about an old woman who was looking for her abducted daughter. On the other side "karma" is based on an Indian man, who believes he possesses a higher social status than the other Indian countrymen, because of his English education. Eventually, karma had something to say.
The Short stories are an optional method to direct the focus on the dark sides of the British empire and its affection in India.
The short story "karma" was written in 1989. However, the existence of English soldiers within the story indicates that the story would possibly turn up someday before India acquired its independence from Britain, which were in 1947. Likewise, does "the dutiful Daughter" take place in 1948 in previous British India.
The short story "karma" takes place at a train station, and on a train, in its superior and its inferior compartments. However, the author doesn't provide the name of the city/town or wherever the deed happens.
Compared to the other short story "The dutiful daughter" come to pass numerous months, which is seen when the liaison officer encounters the old woman in several cities. “the suburbs of Jullandar”, “Saharanpur” 3 “Amritsar”