Train to Pakistan


Khushwant Singh

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Prem Singh Character Analysis

Hukum Chand’s Sikh colleague who takes trips to Lahore, Pakistan to buy his wife jewelry. While there, Prem spends a lot of time at Faletti’s Hotel—a frequent meeting place for European sahibs and their wives. He offers them beer, particularly the Englishmen, in an effort to establish friendly relations. The Englishmen describe him as “a nice old Wog,” which reflects their approval of his character but also makes it clear that the English do not respect him as an equal.
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Prem Singh Character Timeline in Train to Pakistan

The timeline below shows where the character Prem Singh appears in Train to Pakistan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
4. Karma
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...foreign women.” He thinks of the people who work with him. There is his colleague, Prem Singh , who goes to buy his wife jewelry in Lahore and spends time with sahibs... (full context)