“In the summer of 1947, when the creation of the new 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 endures and transcends the ravages of war.
THIS BOOK CAN BE READ ON ANY COMPUTER, LAPTOP, TABLET. SMARTPHONE OR OTHER DEVICE also..Way back in 2004, my son and I embarked on a railway trip to Pakistan, a foreign country for us - albeit one that shared a common language, culture, food habits and more. It has been a while since then, but here's a tale that needs re-telling. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.I have left out the last chapter because it became too personal. And it will be the beginning of the next book.I hope.Please read and review and let me know what you thought?
This is a story of a person who decides to cross the border to India when his village in Sindh becomes part of Pakistan.The whole region is burning in fire of hindu muslim riot.he sells his farm land to his Muslim friend and proceeds to India but on the way while changing another train to Delhi his younger son goes missing.After many years he meets his son and he tells him not to leave his nation or change his religion.
This book tells about the Khushwant Singh's Novel "TRAIN TO PAKISTAN" at the time of partition of India & Pakisthan, 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 refuges, 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 endures and transcends the ravages of war. India and Pakistan are elements of a shared identity; a shared moment in time when all things were possible. I Portrait Singh's story which tells the reader to see the pain of that moment in full contrast to the joys of what was supposed to have been achieved. This book is a better place for many young people to understand why those terrible moments happened at all.
Khushwant Singh Is Perhaps India`S Best Known Journalist And Critic Of Life, Litrature, Sex And Politics. His Novel Train To Pakistan Is Considered An Indian Classic And His Latest Novel The Company Of Women Has Been Hailed As A Landmark In The History Of Indian English Fiction. The Present Book Covers Various Aspects Of The Writer`S Literary Career As Also His Daring And Controversial Views, Giving New Insights Into The Man And The Writer That Khushwant Singh Is.
Independence for India, in 1947, came with a price: division on the basis of religion. In the communal riots that followed, hundreds of thousands were killed and millions rendered homeless. And the tragic legacy of Partition haunts the subcontinent even today. Memories of Madness brings together works by three leading writers who witnessed the insanity of those months. Train to Pakistan, Khushwant Singh’s debut novel, tells the story of a village in Punjab, Mano Majra, where Muslims and Sikhs have co-existed peacefully, till one night in 1947, when a ghost train arrives from across the new border, bearing corpses of butchered refugees. As mistrust grows into hate and the people of Mano Majra lose their humanity, it is left to an outcast, a Sikh dacoit in love with a Muslim girl, to avert another carnage. Bhisham Sahni’s Tamas is a harrowing portrait of a small frontier town in the grip of communal frenzy. Based on the author’s own experience of riots in Rawalpindi, this celebrated novel describes the murder and mayhem triggered off by the discovery of a pig’s carcass outside a mosque. The matchless stories of Saadat Hasan Manto, the greatest short story writer in the Urdu language, round off this collection. In addition to his most famous story, ‘Toba Tek Singh’, the selection includes ten other sketches and stories in which Manto turns his unflinching gaze on history's criminals, victims and unlikely heroes. As moving as they are disturbing, the stories in this volume are of immense relevance in these times, for they constitute a chilling reminder of the consequences of communal politics.
Jai Nehru is the other Nrhru in Mahatma Gandhi's life, a brilliant young India with the temparement of a leader and fiercely committed to his country. This is a lively and provocative, comic and erotic vintage Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh is one of the most prominent writers of India and has earned widespread acclaim, both in India and abroad. he is a literary genuis expressing his creative urge almost in every form of creatiosn, such as novels, columns, news items, short-story, biography, jokes, travelogue, historical pieces, essays etc. The present monograph on the novelist provides information about many hidden aspects on his life and creations, and assigns him due place in the field of Indo-English
'A Khushwant Singh Short Story Is Not Flamboyant But Modest, Restrained, Well-Crafted&Perhaps His Greatest Gift As A Writer Is A Wonderful Particularity Of Description -London Magazine Khushwant Singh First Established His Reputation As A Writer Through The Short Story. His Stories-Wry, Poignant, Erotic And, Above All, Human-Bear Testimony To Khushwant Singh S Remarkable Range And His Ability To Create An Unforgettable World. Spanning Over Half A Century, This Volume Contains All The Short Stories Khushwant Singh Has Ever Written, Including The Delightfully Tongue-In-Cheek The Maharani Of Chootiapuram , Written In 2008. Khushwant S Stories Enthrall&[He Has]An Ability Akin To That Of Somerset Maugham&The Ability To Entertain Intelligently -India Today His Stories Are Better Than [Those Of] Any Indian Writing In English-Times Of India The Collected Short Stories Leaves The Reader In A Delightful, Inebriated Trance -Sunday Chronicle He Is Not An Ordinary Short Story Writer&[Collected Stories] Is Delightful Reading'-Hindustan Times