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“In the summer of 1947, when the creation of the state of Pakistan was formally announced, ten million people—Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs—were in flight. By the time the monsoon broke, almost a million of them were dead, and all of northern India was in arms, in terror, or in hiding. The only remaining oases of peace were a scatter of little villages lost in the remote reaches of the frontier. One of these villages was Mano Majra.”

It is a place, Khushwant Singh goes on to tell us at the beginning of this classic novel, where Sikhs and Muslims have lived together in peace for hundreds of years. Then one day, at the end of the summer, the “ghost train” arrives, a silent, incredible funeral train loaded with the bodies of thousands of refugees, bringing the village its first taste of the horrors of the civil war. Train to Pakistan is the story of this isolated village that is plunged into the abyss of religious hate. It is also the story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl whose love endured and transcends the ravages of war.

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Train to Pakistan is the story of this isolated village that is plunged into the abyss of religious hate. It is also the story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl whose love endured and transcends the ravages of war.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802132215
Author:
Singh, Khushwant
Author:
Khushwant
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Political violence
Subject:
Punjab
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
OF 99-501
Publication Date:
19940231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 8 oz

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