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Train to Pakistan Summary
Khushwant Singh

Everything you need to understand or teach Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh.

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Train to Pakistan Summary

Plot Summary

For centuries, India was ruled by the British Empire. But India bargained for its independence from Britain by agreeing to help it fight the Axis Powers in World War II. After the war was over, the British left in 1947 and divided the country into two, secular/Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. However, despite the fact that many Muslims lived in India and many Hindus lived in Pakistan, most Hindus lived in India and Muslims in Pakistan.

When the British withdrew, then, those who were not in the "right place" had to flee to a new country. In the summer of 1947, ten million people crossed what was known as "the partition." Due to religious and ethnic hatred, two million people were killed during the skirmishes and mob violence that occurred in the chaos. Local authorities were just taking over from the British and had no ability to control the...

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