This Novel Of Partition Was First Published In 1956 And Is Now Widely Accepted As Being One Of The Classics Of Modern Indian Fiction.
Set in a village on the border between India and Pakistan, 'Train to Pakistan' is a classic of modern Indian fiction.
Mano Majra is a place, Khushwant Singh tells 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 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.
Train to Pakistan was first published on 1956 and is now widely accepted as being one of the classics of modern Indian fiction. The novel has been translated into several European and Indian languages and its readership has grown over the years.