It is the summer of 1947. But Partition does not mean much to the Sikhs and Muslims of a village on the border of India and Pakistan. Then, a local money-lender is murdered, and suspicion falls upon Juggut Singh, the village gangster. When a train arrives, carrying the bodies of dead Sikhs, the village is transformed into a battlefield. Amidst conflicting loyalties, it is left to Juggut Singh to redeem himself and reclaim peace for his village.
About the Author
Khushwant Singh was India’s best-known writer and columnist. He was founder-editor of Yojana and editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and Hindustan Times. He was a member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 but returned the decoration in 19984 in protest against the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Indian Army. In 2007 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan. He passed away in 2014 at the age of ninety-nine.