Train to Pakistan

by

Khushwant Singh

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Kirpan Term Analysis

A small, curved sword or dagger traditionally carried by Sikh men.
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Kirpan Term Timeline in Train to Pakistan

The timeline below shows where the term Kirpan appears in Train to Pakistan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
4. Karma
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...leader stands up and commands him to come down. Suddenly, the big man pulls a kirpan from his waist and slashes at the rope. He hacks at it vigorously. The leader,... (full context)