Train to Pakistan

by

Khushwant Singh

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Juggut’s Mother Character Analysis

Juggut’s mother, who is not named, lives with her son and disapproves of his relationship with Nooran. She begs him not to leave their home to see Nooran on the night of the dacoity. Later, when the police arrive at her home to arrest Juggut, she begs them not to take him away. When Nooran discovers that Juggut has impregnated her, she goes to Juggut’s mother for help. The conversation results in an end to Juggut’s mother’s hostility toward Nooran, who refers to the elder woman as “beybey.”
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Juggut’s Mother Character Timeline in Train to Pakistan

The timeline below shows where the character Juggut’s Mother appears in Train to Pakistan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
1. Dacoity
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...will only be gone from his home for an hour, but before leaving he and his mother argue about his probation, which forbids him from leaving the village after sunset. She worries... (full context)
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...wrist while he sleeps. Then, they prod him awake with the butt of their guns. Juggut’s mother enters and starts crying. Four constables search the house. Jugga’s mother brings out the broken... (full context)
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...time in jail. Crime is his inheritance. When Alam Singh was convicted of a dacoity, Juggut’s mother mortgaged their land to pay lawyers. Jugga got money to get back the land. Though... (full context)
3. Mano Majra
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...response. Because the door is bolted from the outside, she unlocks it and goes in. Jugga’s mother is out. Nooran sits and waits, then she hears the sound of footsteps, which stop... (full context)
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Nooran cries and says that she and her father are leaving tomorrow. Juggut’s mother does not care and asks why Nooran is in her home. Nooran says that Juggut... (full context)
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Juggut’s mother commands Nooran to stop crying and asks why she did not think about the consequences... (full context)
4. Karma
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...continues to think that Nooran is hiding somewhere or that she would have gone to Juggut’s mother . If the old woman rejected her, he would let her have it. Then, he... (full context)