Train to Pakistan


Khushwant Singh

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The daughter of Hukum Chand’s orderly. She has been married to Mansa Ram for four days when a group of Muslims surround their bus on the way to Gujranwala. They strip her husband naked and cut off his penis, then hand it to Sundari. The mob then rape her and smash the red lacquer bangles that she had been given for good luck after their marriage.
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Sundari Character Timeline in Train to Pakistan

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4. Karma
The Partition of India and Religious Warfare Theme Icon
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Hukum Chand also thinks of his orderly, Sundari, and how she was not married to Mansa Ram for four days before her bus... (full context)