Train to Pakistan


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

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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)