Top positive review
A must Read.
5 February 2018
Train to Pakistan is not a light read. It is one of those few efforts to save what little love is left between India and Pakistan. It was written to show the slaughter of innocents that took place after the partition and how the violence was never needed, but people were made to believe that it was. Khushwant Singh makes his point with this book that there is no categorical distinction of a person as good or bad and that even the best of relationships, which are built upon the virtues of comradeship and empathy, can be totally engulfed in troubled times by selfishness, intolerance, hypocrisy and falsehood. It also portrays that the test of ones character is only in tough times- via the contrast of the two lead characters of the novel.
The language of the book is simple and gripping.The story of Train to Pakistan is slow in the beginning but picks on gradually as the events unfold. The end is the best part of the book because, when I finished reading, I was in tears.