Khushwant Singh's "Train to Pakistan" Book Review by amw7711

Khushwant Singh's "Train to Pakistan"
A discussion of the characters in Khushwant Singh's "Train to Pakistan" and how the hero was an unlikely character.
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Published on Feb 01, 2009 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines the story, "Train to Pakistan", written by Khushwant Singh. The paper discusses the different characters in the story, including their backgrounds, and looks at the interactions between each of them. The paper focuses on the fact that the hero in the story was an unlikely one, being a man of no power or social standing.

From the Paper:

"It seems fitting that Juggut Singh is the hero in this novel. By allowing Jugga to save the train, Singh suggests that heroes need not always be figures in power. Because Jugga was basically an outcast, Singh places a different light on those in lower standings in society. The three men depict a few of the different levels of the Indian culture; the educated politician, the law, and the commoner, each with their own flaws. However, despite his flaws of being a "bad seed" so-to-speak, Jugga was able to raise himself above the expectations of society and was finally able to prove himself not only as a Sikh, but more importantly as a man."

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