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Book Title: Train to Pakistan|
The author of the book: Khushwant Singh
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Reader ratings: 3.9
Edition: India Book House Pvt Ltd
Date of issue: 1976
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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 Hindustan and Pakistan creation(1947). so naturally we can assume it as a story about Hindu-Muslim communal violence, where there are some good people and bad people in both parties, some heroes and some villains also there, good people trying to save good people from opposite side, people turning bad towards their own side people.
In between all this chaos,
a character, who was a magistrate, held high position, not by politically, but socially in the minds of illiterate and socially under achievers, but good people. He picked a sixteen or less years old girl (she herself not sure about her age) to have physical sex and she reminded him as his dead daughter and he drove it from his conscious mind by drinking whiskey. This man became responsible to save hundreds of people (not related to him by blood, caste, religion and by any other social means except they are humans) and to stop to turn a train into corpse carrier.
a dacoit socially a wrong man and morally good one, fallen love with a girl of opposite side(according situation the, one side had to kill opposite side), also pregnant-ed her, and also sacrificed himself(physically means killed) to save her and to stop to turn a train into corpse carrier.
a comrade, atheist, Muslim by religion preached about morals highly, about government's inability, about rich and poor and he also morally good and but failed to do anything to stop to turn a train into corpse carrier.
a river, its water increasing, crossing its borders and ready to eat villages, standing beside her(its metaphor, i think, indicating growing evil)
Khushwant sir put all these things and several others, transformed it into a black-humored, suspense story(because till the end i don't is the turn going to turn a train into corpse carrier? i wished Train to be turned into train into corpse carrier and then its give an another reason simply to dislike the religion, and i dislike religion) about some people living in a village, beside Hindustan and Pakistan borders, not affected by Hindustan and Pakistan splitting-hating-raping-butchering reality, but going to be affected soon and about the trains were carrying corpses which were crossing from both countries to respective countries.
Khushwant sir given a clear picture of social, political, physical and mental atmospheres, during that period,of people who must be happy that they got freedom, instead they like to cleanse opposite side of their respective homes.
i don't know its a review or something or anything. just wanted to write something or anything about this book.
if anyone read this review or something or anything, please not forget to mention grammar mistakes, know i did but don't know where
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Read information about the authorKhushwant Singh, (Punjabi: ਖ਼ੁਸ਼ਵੰਤ ਸਿੰਘ, Hindi: खुशवंत सिंह) born on 2 February 1915 in Hadali, British India, now a part of Punjab, Pakistan, was a prominent Indian novelist and journalist. Singh's weekly column, "With Malice towards One and All", carried by several Indian newspapers, was among the most widely-read columns in the country.
An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry. His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit.
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