Cover of: Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
An edition of Train to Pakistan (1956)

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An edition of Train to Pakistan (1956)

Train to Pakistan

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Publisher
Greenwood Press
Language
English
Pages
181

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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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Cover of: Train to Pakistan
Train to Pakistan
February 11, 1994, Grove Press
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Cover of: Train to Pakistan
Train to Pakistan
1975, Greenwood Press
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Westport, Conn

Edition Notes

Reprint of the Black cat ed. published by Grove Press, New York.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823
Library of Congress
PZ4.S6182 Tr4, PR9499.3.S53 Tr4, PZ4

The Physical Object

Pagination
181 p. ;
Number of pages
181

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5194165M
ISBN 10
0837182263
LCCN
75015688
Library Thing
28885
Goodreads
1152685

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