Train to Pakistan

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  • Train To Pakistan Novel Analysis

    Plot and settings of “Train to Pakistan” “Train to Pakistan” is written by “Khushwant Singh”. It was published in 1956. This novel based on partition. The novel began with the description of weather. It was the summer of 1947 and was hotter and longer than usual. People started thinking that it was the punishment of their sins. Bloodshed and riots were at peak due to the air of partition of India. The settings of this novel based on a small imaginary village near the north southern part of India on the bank of river Sutlej named “Mano Majra”. Like Mano Majra there were many villages, where there happened to be no effect on the calamity of partition. The village consisted of tree buildings. One was of “LaLa Ram LaL”, the only Hindu family living…

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  • Life After Partition

    gained its independence from Britain, along with this newly found independence, came a division of the land. This division, known colloquially as the Partition, split British India into two states: Pakistan and a version of India that we know today. Partition remembered not because of the independence of two states, but instead it’s remembered for the violence and death it caused and the impact on political and social relations in that area, an impact that had lasting effects. Today, Partition…

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  • Analysis Of Khushwant Singh's Train To Pakistan

    Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan highlights the futility of blaming each other for the unfortunate event. Also, the novel is one of the first and most effective works on partition. While writing the novel, the writer has quite objectively treated the event, without blaming a community or religious minority for it. He has tried to stay away from the blame. “Muslims said the Hindus had planned and started the killing. According to the Hindus, the Muslims were to blame”. According to him, “The…

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  • Partition Of India Analysis

    northern part predominantly Muslim, became nation of Pakistan and the southern predominantly Hindu became the Republic of India, the partition however devastated both India and Pakistan as the process claimed many lives in riots, rapes, murders and looting. The two countries began their independence with ruined economics and lands without an established, experienced system of government, not only this, but also about 15 million people were displaced from their homes. The Partition of India was…

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  • Fighting To The End The Pakistan Army's Way Of War Analysis

    Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War (Oxford University Press, 2014) C. Christine Fair, PhD., one of the foremost South Asian experts, has made Pakistan army the subject of her book: Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War. The overarching theme, resonating with all the eleven chapters in the book, depicts the Pakistan army as central to all the misfortunes befalling the country. Fair accentuates the overbearing presence and consequent ruinous decisiveness of the…

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  • The Importance Of Corruption In Pakistan

    What baggage does the current administration in Pakistan carry? Have they ever been accused of being corrupt? Any scandals? What effect does that baggage have on the people? How do the media influence/expose corruption? How free is the media to expose corruption? From the time that Pakistan was created there have been many corrupt leaders, such as the previous President Asif Ali Zardari, however the current President Mamnoon Hussain is not corrupt. According to president.gov, "Mamnoon Hussain…

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  • The Love Story In Weaver's A Gravestone Made Of Wheat

    He first appears when he and Olaf go to meet and get Inge from the train station when she first gets to America. In the morning when Olaf and Frandsen show up to get her, because of Inges lack of English, she thinks she is going to marry Frandsen, who she thinks is Olaf. Frandsen also plays a big part in the film when Inge can’t get citizenship; Frandsen lets Inge stay with him and his hectic family. Selim included this character because it shows compassion and loyalty towards Olaf. In the end…

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  • Brandon Lee Rice Observation

    From the moment, I looked at Brandon it was clear he was male. He was wearing blue jean pants with a PJ Masks shirt (PJ Masks is a television show about a boy superhero and his friends) and had a traditional male haircut of short hair. Further, his preference for trains and watching train videos suggested a stereotypical view of a little boy. Another observation that I made of Brandon’s play was that he played quietly without any apparent aggression. This could be due in part because he was…

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  • Arthur Matthews's 'Urban Legend Of The Vander Light'

    The Vander Light This urban legend is said to have taken place in the 1800s, and is about the ghost of Arthur Matthews. Arthur Mathews was a Ticketmaster for the small train station located in Vander, North Carolina. The legend states that one rainy night the scheduled train was late and Arthur went outside on the platform with his lantern to see if he could see the train approaching. He slipped on the wet platform and fell onto the tracks hitting his head on a rail and knocking him out…

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  • Masculinity And Violence In Deepa Mehta's 1947 Earth

    two separate countries, India and Pakistan, and tells the story of this event through the eyes of a young Parsee girl named Lenny. Lenny is just a child at this time, and she must watch in horror as her country falls and a very large religious divide occurs between Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs in India. We are able to see the fate of the people living in Lahore during the partition and the consequences of the religiously motivated violence and attacks committed by these three religious groups…

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