Train to Pakistan

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Orient Blackswan, 1988 - History - 206 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - teckelvik - LibraryThing

This book is short and easy to read, but packs an incredible emotional punch. It's the story of a small village which is on what became the border between India and Pakistan. Hindus, Muslims, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

Train To Pakistan by Khushwant Singh is set in 1947, a turbulent time in India as the British Raj ends, and the Partition of Pakistan from India takes place. Although inequality was a way of life in ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Khushwant Singh was born on February 2, 1915 in the village of Hadali in what is now the Punjab province of Pakistan. He attended St. Stephen's College in Delhi, Government College in Lahore, and King's College London. In 1947, he worked for India's ministry of external affairs and served as press officer in Ottawa and London. From 1980 to 1986, he was a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament. He was an author and journalist. His newspaper column, With Malice Towards One and All, was syndicated all over India. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 novels and short-story collections including Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Delhi: A Novel, The Company of Women, and The Sunset Club. He also wrote a two-volume History of the Sikhs, an autobiography entitled Truth, Love and a Little Malice, and a book of biographical profiles entitled The Good, the Bad and the Ridiculous. He died on March 20, 2014 at the age of 99.

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