Train to Pakistan - Chapter 1, Dacoity, Section 3 Summary & Analysis

Khushwant Singh
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Chapter 1, Dacoity, Section 3 Summary

On the day following the dacoity, the train station is busier than usual, though it arrives more closely on time. A small, somewhat effeminate and well-dressed man named Iqbal emerges and goes to the Sikh temple to stay the night. There he engages in conversation with the Bhai of the temple, Meet Singh. Iqbal is a social worker and starts to inform the Bhai of his intention to reform Indian and Pakistani society by stopping the exploitation of the poor by the rich and ending corruption by ending poverty. The Bhai tells Iqbal of the murder and Iqbal is frightened; the Bhai is amused that Iqbal thinks he can change the country and yet cannot handle a single murder.

In the next section, Iqbal is stretched out on a hammock trying to sleep. The last night on the train...

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