Train to pakistan is a historical novel by khushwant singh published in 1956it recounts the partition of india in august 1947 instead of depicting the partition in terms of only the political events surrounding it singh digs into a deep local focus providing a human dimension which brings to the event a sense of reality horror and believability. Train to pakistan is a superb book on many levels it is a documentary of punjab its people its culture its a narrative of the gruesome events that burned northern india in 1947. Train to pakistan is a harrowing tale of a country divided by religious and political differences the narrative takes place during the historic partition of india in the summer of 1947 which is considered one of the bloodiest times in the countrys history. Rookss train to pakistan tells the story of a small punjab village during the partition in 1947 there have been several movies on this subject but rooks takes a different turn i liked her direction and she really put effort into presenting the time and the horror of the war without flooding the film with graphic images and sounding preachy . Train to pakistan is a 1998 indian hindi film adapted from khushwant singhs 1956 classic novel by the same name set in the partition of india of 1947 and directed by pamela rooks the film stars nirmal pandey rajit kapur mohan agashe smriti mishra mangal dhillon and divya dutta
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