Jul 28, 2021
Train to Pakistan
Posted by Khushwant Singh Pramod Kapoor Margaret Bourke-White

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  • Title: Train to Pakistan
  • Author: Khushwant Singh Pramod Kapoor Margaret Bourke-White
  • ISBN: 9788174364449
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
[PDF] Read ☆ Train to Pakistan : by Khushwant Singh Pramod Kapoor Margaret Bourke-White, Train to Pakistan, Khushwant Singh Pramod Kapoor Margaret Bourke-White, Train to Pakistan This unique illustrated edition of a modern day Indian classic includes previously unpublished pictures by internationally acclaimed photographer Margaret Bourke White In the summer of the frontier between India and its newly created neighbor Pakistan had become a river of blood as the post Partition exodus across the border erupted into violent rioting In TrainThis uniq

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Srinivas

every time i want to write a review, i just, struck, plain and simple but this time i decided to write anything or something why i gave this book five stars because its an Indian literature and about us Indians no, certainly not, because its about characters, which are, u know, are fictitious, but situated in in non fictitious and hard core reality, struggle to maintain balance consistently between whats good and bad Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh is a story about the violence during Hindu [...]


Samra Yusuf

It is interesting to read historical novels where history is written as fiction.Here is a novel that tries to record a memorable phase of Indian history through fictional route but the essence is hardly lost in the processWe come to know a village at brink of Sutlej that is littered with equal majority of Sikhs and Muslims living together since a long past ago.That is the time of partition, the summer of 1947 Muslims leave India and their exodus to Pakistan is not free from human sufferingsd so [...]


Manju

India has not changed much even after 70 years of independence when it comes to religion it s sad and heart breaking.


Rachel Rueckert

This book, particularly this version with photographs from Margaret Bourke White a pioneer in photojournalism was fantastic It is short but a powerful story about the Partition of India in 1947 an event I am sorry to say I had not known much about until coming on this field study to India I began it on my own train ride to Pakistan.Okay, so maybe not Pakistan, but a train to Amritsar and the Pakistan border That has to count for something, right Reading this during that experience both impacted [...]


Yamna Rashid

14 August and 15 August Independence Day of two extremely opposite yet completely alike countries, once a single entity, now torn brothersI am the offspring of blood and pain.I am the wind heavy with the stench of fear on the eve of 14 August 1947 I am the screams of protest, I am the fury that binds me to this soil, every night, every year.I am the worthless sacrifices that blended into the earth so well, you walk those same paths and you never see the shadows of the bones hovering over every s [...]


Paul Bryant

3 June 1947 Viceroy Mountbatten announces the plan for the Partition of India into two independent states Independence Day for the new countries will be 14 and 15 August.Journalist Do you foresee any mass transfer of population Viceroy Mountbatten Personally, I don t see it Why did Jinnah and Nehru accede to such an insane, precipitous, huggermugger plan The truth is that we were tired men and we were getting on in years the plan for partition offered a way out and we took it Nehru in 1960Yasmin [...]


Jibran

One of the earliest English language novels to capture the horrors of the Indian Partition of 1947 Since then it has achieved classic status in the history of Subcontinental literature and for right reasons.As independence and with it Partition took reality the Punjabis become desperate to learn about their fate The province of Punjab like Bengal on the Eastern borders was to be cut in half between its Muslim majority population and Hindu Sikh majority population Those who found themselves on th [...]


Ananya Chaudhuri

Train to Pakistan is a book about the horrors of civil war and how a small peaceful village finally becomes a part of religious hate and communal violence It depicts the myriads of human emotions which arise in troubled times and portrays how nothing is concrete Khushwant Singh makes his point with this book that there is no categorical distinction of a person as good or bad and that even the best of relationships, which are built upon the virtues of comradeship and empathy, can be totally engul [...]


Pooja Dhami

With pellucid prose bound to tug the strings of your heart, Khushwant Singh brings to life an India that had just gained Independence Men stepped out with swords, shielding themselves with religious scriptures, slashing through the good and the bad Reason took a back seat when men, driven by faith, wiped out entire villages The despondent waited for death disguised as an old friend, a neighbor or a priest from the house of God The intellectual ensconced to safety when it dawned upon them that th [...]


Saimah

Inspite of volumes being written about life before, during and after the Indo Pak partition, Train to Pakistan clearly stands apart How the brotherhood between two major communities of a small peaceful village transforms to hatred and loathe overnight under the existing scenario, is unbelievably surprising Murders, thefts, molestations, massacres, over just a short span of time are enough to send shivers down your spine.The plot goes from being horrifying to disturbing, all the while keeping the [...]


Michael

This is one of the books we used to teach the class The World After 1945 at the University of North Carolina As a teaching tool for history, it is mixed, although it is a very interesting read Its strengths are in introducing students to an environment most know little or nothing about the northern border areas of India and to ethnic and religious divisions very different from those in the US It s major weakness is that, as a work of fiction, it is not representative of actual historical fact, a [...]


Pranjali

This book completely makes it point, and that to quite loudly.The horrors of partition are depicted such that it will leave you with goosebumps Nearly 6 decades after independence, and yet so much about the book is still relevant The common man in both the countries is just a dumb spectator who s made a fool of by those in power If think about it, not much have changed we have been fueled by unnecessary hatred which only cost innocent lives.We need to learn the true meaning of FREEDOM , and thri [...]


Supreeth

I remember this popular tale about a heroic priest It goes like this,Ghazni, hailing from Afghanistan looted India seventeen times Seventeen times When he attacked Somnath temple, the priest uttered these brave words, Kill me before you enter the temple So Ghazni killed our macho man, destroyed the temple and sacked the city.This is what messed up India from 1700 1947, adhered to wrong set of principles I believe this is the gist of the book.From The richest civilization to metaphor for anything [...]


Gorab Jain

Brilliant Tear jerking horror, which unfortunately is based on real events in a fictional town The doer must do only when the receiver is ready to receive Otherwise, the act is wasted This is so apt Wasted this book last decade, re read it now and this time it was so intense that I m updating the rating to 5 Ethics, which should be the kernel of a religious code, has been carefully removed Thought provoking stuff on how religious zealots can churn hatred even from years of love and bonding.Hats [...]


Hesamul Haque

Train to Pakistan is simple yet gripping and thought provoking novel Even though it is a fictional work, I feel there can be no doubt of stories like this to be a reality The story is at the time of the partition of India and Pakistan but the book is far from throwing light on political disturbances, instead, it s about social understanding among the people living in a particular place One of the three main characters, Hukum Chand, an alcoholic is drowned under the guilt of not being useful Iqba [...]


Sumit Singla

The Partition of 1947 has probably been one of the most horrific and traumatic events that Modern India has faced Belonging to the State of Punjab, which suffered the most due to Partition, I ve heard the bloodcurdling tales of that time from elders in the family.But, none of them as gory or visceral as Khushwant Singh s narrative about it.The book had been on my TBRs for a while, but what made me pick it up immediately was a train to very close to Pakistan Amritsar Lahore, one of the most impor [...]


Claire McAlpine

There are so many tragic stories surrounding partition, thousands that will never be told because there is no one left to tell them It was a moment in history that showed what happens to humanity when fear and panic really take hold and its devastating.I m glad this wasn t written this century, when books and films are so much visceral and confrontational with their message, written in 1956,.Khushwant Singh takes the Punjabi farming village of Mano Majra, a small village on the border between I [...]


Neha

Probably one of the best works of fiction by Khushwant Singh and the Indo Pak partition saga Train to Pakistan is a classic story of human endurance and struggle through a mass movement Freedom got us our own government, our own flag, our own anthem, our own country, but for a commoner he lost his own house, his own people, his own identity The story is as simple and common as possible a small peaceful village, regular corrupt officials, ordinary ruffians and holy men The partition wave hits the [...]


Narasimhan

Fiction based on India Pakistan partition.It narrates the refugee problems,the violence hatred that has been pampered by Hindus,Sikhs Muslims.By the end of reading you would be moved by the incidents many are real life based.Being in southern most corner of India,many of us would not have seen or heard or experienced the pains of the partition.With over 10 million being uprooted from their ancestor lands,killings in the name of religion,wives being raped in front of their men,young girls taken i [...]


Naveen Choudhary

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind Train to Pakistan proves this famous quote of Mahatma Gandhi The Story of My Experiments With Truth very precisely It is one of best work of Khushwant Singh, India s leading Novel writer He articulated his concerns of brutalities suffered by the people generated as a result of partition Partition that has left many scars in the hearts of several Indians and those tragic days which still haunt the new India It is the story of an isolated fict [...]


Aditya Jain

We climb to sublime heights on the wings of fancy We do the rope trick in all spheres of creative life As long as the world credulously believes in our capacity to make a rope rise skyward and a little boy climb it till he is out of view, so long will our brand of humbug thrive I was going to give it a 3.5 rating But then, I read the last few pages And I was convinced why I could not give it less than a 4.1947 Partition Millions of people crossed the frontiers to the side they thought they belon [...]


Navaneeta

If at all one forgets what it is that makes Khushwant Singh much much than a scandal mongering, over hyped persona, one just needs to go back to this book.How many of us actually wanted freedom And what exactly was freedom supposed to imply Reading this book at a time when Macaulay is being newly interpreted has been a mind boggling experience to my limited intelligence Juggut s understanding of an educated man as someone who knows English, is it the average layman s opinion For now I only know [...]


Vipassana

One of the lines that stayed with me most was, Ethics, which should be the kernel of religious code, has been carefully removed.Kushwant Singh has captured man s most dominant trait, his ability to rationalize anything he does.


Sidharth Vardhan

Not forever does the bulbul sing In balmy shades of bowers, Not forever lasts the spring Nor ever blossom flowers Not forever reigneth joy, Sets the sun on days of bliss, Friendships not forever last, They know not life, who know not this Khushwant Singh was one of the most popular authors in India Serious literary as well as light humorous fiction, journalism etc he was everywhere And even if you are not a reader, you need to love him for him for his humor, he actually came up with his brand of [...]


Nidhi Mahajan

Life and Death, Center and Periphery in Khushwant Singh s Train to PakistanA village, Mano Majra, where the rhythm of life is determined by the coming and going of trains At the center of the village are the moneylender s home, the gurudwara, and the mosque enclosed in a triangular space The village is a cluster of houses that radiate from this center An event at the center, the murder of the moneylender, radiates disturbances throughout the village The trains begin to run late, at odd times, di [...]


Abby Varghese

Review originally posted in Abby s Shelves.Train to Pakistan is one of the earliest short yet powerful novels to capture the horrors of the Indian Partition in 1947 The story evolves in a peaceful town named Mano Majra, where the brotherhood of two major communities is replaced by hatred overnight triggered by the communal violence that erupted with the partition of India and Pakistan on a religious basis In between all this chaos, a magistrate who saves hundreds of people by preventing attack o [...]


Nazish

You think you ve read and seen all about the Partition of 1947 Well, not without reading this particular edition of Train to Pakistan that packs a photographic memorabilia by Margaret Bourke along with the powerful unbiased literature from one of the South Asia s best writers What makes this book unique is the way it takes everyone s perspective into account whether you are a Sikh, or a Muslim or Hindu through cunningly put together plots of love twists, faulty justice systems, religious harmony [...]


s a a n c h i

Consciousness of the bad is an essential prerequisite to the promotion of the good.This was a brutal, brutal, brutal book to read After spending a lot of conscious time as well as unconscious time thinking about it, I came to a conclusion that I can never give this book any less than 5 stars So after all this time spent on pondering, I finally decided to write a short review Although, I don t consider myself adequately knowledgeable to review a book like this or any classic for that matter.While [...]


Nissanka Parvath

What did freedom mean Being free from the hands of the British raj but caught in the midst of religious violence What fate was it to die just because you were circumcised Or not What fate was it to leave your birth place just because you weren t born into the right religion at the right place And God no,not God He was irrelevant Train to Pakistan is a hard hitting historical fiction on the partition of Pakistan and India and all that that went into it gory, gruesome massacre of both sides includ [...]


Yedhu

I m not a great fan of historical fiction But this one is really interesting.The book shows a face of India which I ve never seen The India after independence and partition The story happens in a small boarder village where the railway line that carries people from and to Pakistan lies The story centres around a train which is scheduled to go to Pakistan next day.The author doesn t hurry to introduce the village or the characters in it The build up was slow and because of that, I felt the story [...]



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