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Saadat Hasan Manto
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A translator of Man to's work and an author himself, Khushwant Singh also writes on the horrors of the Indian partition. His book Train to Pakistan (1990) is a fictional story, based on real events about a train full of dead Sikhs that arrives in a small village on the frontier between India and Pakistan in 1947. The train's arrival stirs up animosity against the Muslims in the village, and a gangster is the unlikely hero who must try to save them.

The Vintage Book of Indian Writing (1947— 1997), published in 1997 and edited by Salman Rushdie and Elisabeth West, chronicles fifty years of Indian writing translated into English. Manto's short story "Toba Tek Singh," included here, underscores the senselessness of the partition by showing the confusion of Sikh and Hindu mental patients being transferred to India. A memorable incident that demonstrates the...

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