Train To Pakistan By Khushwant Singh's Train To Pakistan

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Train To Pakistan is written by Khushwant Singh. He is India’s best known writer and columnist. He has been founder-editor of Yojana and editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, and National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He is the author of classics such as Train To Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Delhi, Burial At Sea and Paradise. His latest, The Sunset Club, written when he as 95, was published by Penguin Books in 2010 .His non-fiction includes the classic two-volume A History of 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. He was a member of parliament from…show more content…
He passed way in 2014 at the age of 99.
His novels grows out with the chronological sequence of time with the synthesis of time and values. In the novel Train To Pakistan ,it expresses creatively as how the movement of trains use to set the tone of the village , signalling the time for action, rest and sleep, became a symbol of despair, darkness and destruction. This technique of contrast is very suggestive.
Train To Pakistan introduces us to the summer of 1947 which is not the same as the rest of the summers before as it was the year of independence. Though there was the sense of happiness all around but the partition put the barriers around the happiness of all Indians and Muslims. It is not the story of the individual but the all who suffered at the time of partition. Violence forced all the people to be theirselves being included in the battle which was going at the time of partition. Apart of the hustle and bustle going around in the Nation, Mano Majra, a village on the border of India and Pakistan does not mean much to the Sikhs and Muslims. There was no war and peace among all the people. Hindu, Muslims, Sikhs all lived together and respect each other . Muslims speak Punjabi language as there more population of Sikhs in Mano
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The situation got worsened and effects the happy faces of Mano Majra. The characters are situated in non-fictitious and hard core reality, struggle to maintain the balance consistently between what is good and bad.
It is the story about the violence during Hindustan and Pakistan creation in 1947 , so naturally we can assume that it is the story about the Hindu – Muslim communal violence , where there are some good people and some bad people in both the parties , some heroes and some villains . Good trying to save good people from opposite side whereas people turning bad towards their own side people.
Khushwant Singh gives us the clear picture of social, political, physical and mental atmosphere. During the period, the people have got their freedom back but they have not realised and thought about the destruction which took place in all over the India especially in Mano
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