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Train to Pakistan by Kushwant Singh

About the partition of Pakistan from India, this book is set in the small frontier village of Mano Majra, where Hindu, Muslim and Sikh have lived peaceably together for thousands of years. Religious warfare breaks out; the Muslims of the village are evicted and put on a train for Pakistan. This political novel is a striking testament to the devastating human cost of religious prejudice.
Kushwant Singh was born in Hadali.

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