Train to Pakistan


Khushwant Singh

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Pathan Term Analysis

Another name for a “Pashtun” or, often, an Afghan. The Pathan people are natives of southern and eastern Afghanistan and western Pakistan. They speak Pashto and are usually Sunni Muslims.
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Pathan Term Timeline in Train to Pakistan

The timeline below shows where the term Pathan appears in Train to Pakistan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
3. Mano Majra
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The truck engines start. The Pathan soldiers round up the Muslims, and the Muslim officer drives his jeep around the convoy... (full context)