Train to Pakistan
First published in 1956, Train to Pakistan is a classic form of modern Indian fiction.
It is the summer of 1947. But partition does not mean much to the Sikhs and Muslims of Majra, a village on the border of India and Pakistan. Then a local money-lender is murdered, and suspicion falls upon Juggut Singh, the village gangster who is love with a Muslim girl. When a train arrives, carrying bodies of the dead Sikhs, the village is transformed into battlefield, and neither the magistrate nor the police are able to stem the rising tide of violence. Amidst conflicting loyalties, it is left to Juggut Singh to redeem himself and reclaim peace for his village.
Published: 2009 (Reprint)