Train to Pakistan

by

Khushwant Singh

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A leaf that is frequently chewed, along with its seeds, like tobacco. The betel nut is the seed of the betel plant, a popular stimulant in southern Asia, particularly in India. It is estimated that one-tenth of the world’s population regularly chews betel, making it the fourth most commonly used drug in the world, after nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine.
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Betel Term Timeline in Train to Pakistan

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...the women is old and the other is young and has a mouth full of betel leaf. (full context)
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...a whisky and soda and the group performs. Haseena spits out the juice from the betel leaf and sings. Chand pours himself another whisky. He feels uneasy, but he dismisses his... (full context)