Train to Pakistan

by

Khushwant Singh

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Charpoy Term Analysis

Traditionally used in India, it is a bed woven with tape or rope, consisting of a wooden frame that looks like a bench.
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Charpoy Term Timeline in Train to Pakistan

The timeline below shows where the term Charpoy appears in Train to Pakistan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
1. Dacoity
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Upstairs, they find the moneylender, Lala Ram Lal, hiding under a charpoy. The robbers drag him out and demand the keys to the safe, kicking and slapping... (full context)
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...then goes back to the well where he was bathing. The only furniture is a charpoy. There is also a calendar on the wall with a picture of the Guru “on... (full context)
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...walks back to the gurdwara. He goes to his room and lies down on his charpoy. Meet Singh appears and says that Banta Singh, the lambardar, will visit that evening and... (full context)
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...They remove his cuffs apologetically. They fill his cell with a table, chair, and a charpoy. They also provide him with newspapers and magazines in English and Urdu. Jugga, on the... (full context)
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...caste distinctions in the country. Iqbal eats his midday meal and lies down on his charpoy. He hears Juggut sleeping, but Iqbal cannot sleep; he reads the news and wonders if... (full context)
3. Mano Majra
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...and goes home to pack. When the younger woman leaves, Jugga’s mother sits on her charpoy and stares into the dark for several hours. (full context)