Train to Pakistan

by

Khushwant Singh

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Antimony

In the novel antimony is a symbol of the pleasures and dangers posed by love and sex. Antimony is a hazardous mineral falsely believed to be the main ingredient in kohl—the material that Juggut Singh’s

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Railway Bridge

The railway bridge is a symbol of India’s connection with Pakistan, which persists despite the Partition and persistent religious animus, as well as of both the positive and negative aspects of modernity. The bridge, which…

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Bangles

In the Sikh faith, a bangle symbolizes the Kara, or the belief in eternity—that God, or the Guru, has no beginning or end. The Kara is one of the five “K’s,” or articles of faith…

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