Train to Pakistan


Khushwant Singh


Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

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Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Year 2018


ISBN-10 0143065882


Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 21x14x1
Weight (grms) 152

Considered a modern Indian classic, this fiction novel captures the tragic reality of the Partition of India.

Summary of the Book

The tale begins on a summer of 1947 when the fate of millions is forced to be changed by the Partition of a nation. However, in the Sikhs- and Muslims-populated Mano Majra village, that is located near the Indo-Pak border, the struggle of life is expected to remain the same. Things take a dramatic turn when a local money-lender is killed, the local gangster Juggut Singh is accused, and a train arrives with dead bodies of Sikhs. The village becomes a battleground, and it is on Juggut Singh to bring back peace while redeeming himself.

Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh is Indias best known writer and columnist. He has been founder editor of Yojana and editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He is the author of classics such as Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale and Delhi. His latest novel, The Sunset Club, written when he was 95, was published by Penguin Books in 2010. His nonfiction includes the classic two volume A History of the Sikhs, a number of translations and works on Sikh religion and culture, Delhi, nature, current affairs and Urdu poetry. His autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice, was published by Penguin Books in 2002.
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