Khushwant Singh: Biography, Awards, Books & Achievements
Iqbal stood up and looked all around. From the railway station to the roof of the rest house … the whole place was littered with men, women, children, cattle, and dogs …. Where in India could one find a place that did not teem with life? Iqbal thought of his first reaction on reaching Bombay. Milling crowds—millions of them—on the quayside, in the streets, on railway platforms; even at night the pavements were full of people.
In the summer of , ten million Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs flee from their homes on each side of the new border between Pakistan and India. Northern India is in turmoil, though the isolated village of Mano Majra remains, for now, at peace. Jugga, meanwhile, is having a tryst with Nooran when they hear the shots fired during the dacoity. While the couple lays in the dark, they see the five robbers pass on their way to the river. Hukum Chand , the magistrate and deputy commissioner, arrives to Mano Majra the morning before the dacoity. Mano Majrans may not even know that the British have left or that India has been partitioned. Some know who Mahatma Gandhi is, but the subinspector doubts that anyone knows of Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
Khushwant Singh was born in the year in Hadali, Pakistan. He died on 20th March He is most famoous for his historical novel 'Train to Pakistan' published in In addition to a writer he was also an historian,columnist, up-front political commentator and social critic. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: History, Contributions and Achievements.