Train to Pakistan Setting & Symbolism

Khushwant Singh
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Mano Majra

The fictional partition town and main setting of the book. All the main characters save Chand and Iqbal are from there.

Chundunnegger

A local town where the regional police station is and where Jugga and Iqbal are held in jail.

The Train Station

Mano Majra had a train station; train arrivals organized town life. But the train also brought thousands of Muslim corpses to town at two points in the book.

The Sikh Temple

Mano Majra has a Sikh Temple where Iqbal stays when he arrives and where Meet Singh lives.

The Chundunnegger Police Station

The place where Iqbal and Jugga are jailed for a time.

Corpse-Filled Trains

Trains full of Muslim corpses come through to Mano Majra twice in the book, symbolizing the incredible violence surrounding Mano Majra and threatening to come in.

Religious Violence

The summer of 1947 was filled with religious violence between Sikhs...

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