Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Train to Pakistan (50th Anniversary Edition; With Partition Photographs by Margaret Bourke White)
Displaying 2977 of 4488         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Train to Pakistan (50th Anniversary Edition; With Partition Photographs by Margaret Bourke White)
Train to Pakistan (50th Anniversary Edition; With Partition Photographs by Margaret Bourke White)
Description
About the Book:

In Train to Pakistan, truth meets fiction with stunning impact, as Khushwant Singh recounts the trauma and tragedy of Partition through the stories of his characters-Stories that he, his family and friends themselves experienced or saw enacted before their eyes. A bestseller when it was first published in 1956, Train to Pakistan is now widely accepted as one of the classics of modern Indian fiction.

In the summer of 1947, the frontier between India and its newly-created neighbour, Pakistan, has become a river of blood, as the post-Partition exodus across the border erupts into violent rioting. But in the tiny village of Mano Majra, Sikhs and Muslims continue to live peacefully, their lives regulated by the trains that rattle across the river bridge. Until a train comes to an unscheduled stop, and the villagers discover it is full of dead Sikhs. Mano Majra turns into a battlefield of conflicting loyalties which none can control. In the stirring climax, it is left to Jugga, the village gangster to redeem himself by saving many Muslim lives.

Margaret Bourke-While lived and travelled in India through 1946 and 1947, photographing with an unflinching eye the horrors that were unfolding in a sub-continent torn asunder by an arbitrary line drawn by an Empire on whom the sun was setting. Published in Life magazine, the images sent shock waves across the world.

In this unique edition of Train to Pakistan, published on its 50th anniversary, we bring you Bourke-White's hitherto unpublished photographs of Partition, that illustrate Khushwant Singh's prose with a stark and almost unbearably heart-rending subtext.

About the Author:

KHUSHWANT SINGH was born in 1915 in Hadali in pre-partition Punjab. Educated at Government College, Lahore, and at King's College and the Inner Temple in London, he practised at the Lahore High Court for a few years. In 1947, he joined the Indian Ministry of External affairs. In 1951, he embarked on his career as a journalist with All India Radio.

A much-revered journalist and columnist, Khushwant Singh is also an accomplished historian (History of the Sikhs,, Vols. I & II), and an award-winning novelist. His vast oeuvre includes translations, joke books, books on Delhi, women, nature and current affairs.

Awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974, Khushwant Singh returned the honour in 1984 to register his protest against Operation Bluestar-the Union Government's siege of the Golden Temple.

Khushwant Singh was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. Ever since, he has devoted himself to what he excels in-writing. This is his fourth book for Roli Books.

MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE was born in 1904, in the Bronx, New York. Her interest in photography began as a young girl, when she would pretend to take photographs with an empty cigar box. After studying photography under Clarence White at Columbia University, she opened a studio in Cleveland where she specialized in architectural photography.

In 1929, Bourke-White was recruited by Henry R. Luce, founder-publisher of Time magazine, as a staff photographer for his new business magazine, Fortune. She made several trips to the Soviet Union and in 1931 published Eyes on Russia. Deeply influenced by the Depression, Bourke-White became increasingly interested in politics.

In 1936, Bourke-White toured the south with writer Erskine Caldwell, whom she later married, to supply pictures for the book You Have Seen Their Faces. The same year, Henry Luce decided to launch a picture magazine in which the pictures would not be subservient to the text, but tell a story of their own. The magazine was called Life and Bourke-White was one of the four original photographers to be hired. As a photographer for Life, Bourke-White revisited Russia in 1941, and was the only foreign photographer to be present when the first bombs fell on Moscow on 22 July. She spent the next four years covering World War II in Europe, including inside Nazi concentration camps.

After the war in 1946, Bourke-While was sent by Life to cover the emerging nations of India and Pakistan. She photographed both Muhammed Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi several times, taking her last picture of Gandhi hours before he was assassinated.

Bourke-White remained with Life as a photographer until 1956, photographing everything from the Korean War to South African goldmines to the Connecticut river valley.

In the 1950s, Bourke-White discovered she had Parkinson's Disease. After a successful medical procedure to ease its effects, she returned to Life in 1958, but as a writer. She died in 1971, after a life full of adventure, pioneering a new art form: photo journalism. She remains one of the most important photographers of the 20th century.

Back of Book:

"Babies were born along the way. People died along the way. Many of them simply dropped out of line from sheer weariness. Sometimes I saw children pulling at the arms and hands of a parent or grandparents, unable to comprehend those arms would never be able to carry them again."

-Margaret Bourke-White

Train to Pakistan (50th Anniversary Edition; With Partition Photographs by Margaret Bourke White)

Item Code:
IDG406
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2006
ISBN:
9788174364449
Size:
8" X 6"
Pages:
295 (B & W Illus: 55)
Price:
$27.50
Discounted:
$22.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$5.50 (20%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Train to Pakistan (50th Anniversary Edition; With Partition Photographs by Margaret Bourke White)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 12687 times since 3rd Jan, 2014
About the Book:

In Train to Pakistan, truth meets fiction with stunning impact, as Khushwant Singh recounts the trauma and tragedy of Partition through the stories of his characters-Stories that he, his family and friends themselves experienced or saw enacted before their eyes. A bestseller when it was first published in 1956, Train to Pakistan is now widely accepted as one of the classics of modern Indian fiction.

In the summer of 1947, the frontier between India and its newly-created neighbour, Pakistan, has become a river of blood, as the post-Partition exodus across the border erupts into violent rioting. But in the tiny village of Mano Majra, Sikhs and Muslims continue to live peacefully, their lives regulated by the trains that rattle across the river bridge. Until a train comes to an unscheduled stop, and the villagers discover it is full of dead Sikhs. Mano Majra turns into a battlefield of conflicting loyalties which none can control. In the stirring climax, it is left to Jugga, the village gangster to redeem himself by saving many Muslim lives.

Margaret Bourke-While lived and travelled in India through 1946 and 1947, photographing with an unflinching eye the horrors that were unfolding in a sub-continent torn asunder by an arbitrary line drawn by an Empire on whom the sun was setting. Published in Life magazine, the images sent shock waves across the world.

In this unique edition of Train to Pakistan, published on its 50th anniversary, we bring you Bourke-White's hitherto unpublished photographs of Partition, that illustrate Khushwant Singh's prose with a stark and almost unbearably heart-rending subtext.

About the Author:

KHUSHWANT SINGH was born in 1915 in Hadali in pre-partition Punjab. Educated at Government College, Lahore, and at King's College and the Inner Temple in London, he practised at the Lahore High Court for a few years. In 1947, he joined the Indian Ministry of External affairs. In 1951, he embarked on his career as a journalist with All India Radio.

A much-revered journalist and columnist, Khushwant Singh is also an accomplished historian (History of the Sikhs,, Vols. I & II), and an award-winning novelist. His vast oeuvre includes translations, joke books, books on Delhi, women, nature and current affairs.

Awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974, Khushwant Singh returned the honour in 1984 to register his protest against Operation Bluestar-the Union Government's siege of the Golden Temple.

Khushwant Singh was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. Ever since, he has devoted himself to what he excels in-writing. This is his fourth book for Roli Books.

MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE was born in 1904, in the Bronx, New York. Her interest in photography began as a young girl, when she would pretend to take photographs with an empty cigar box. After studying photography under Clarence White at Columbia University, she opened a studio in Cleveland where she specialized in architectural photography.

In 1929, Bourke-White was recruited by Henry R. Luce, founder-publisher of Time magazine, as a staff photographer for his new business magazine, Fortune. She made several trips to the Soviet Union and in 1931 published Eyes on Russia. Deeply influenced by the Depression, Bourke-White became increasingly interested in politics.

In 1936, Bourke-White toured the south with writer Erskine Caldwell, whom she later married, to supply pictures for the book You Have Seen Their Faces. The same year, Henry Luce decided to launch a picture magazine in which the pictures would not be subservient to the text, but tell a story of their own. The magazine was called Life and Bourke-White was one of the four original photographers to be hired. As a photographer for Life, Bourke-White revisited Russia in 1941, and was the only foreign photographer to be present when the first bombs fell on Moscow on 22 July. She spent the next four years covering World War II in Europe, including inside Nazi concentration camps.

After the war in 1946, Bourke-While was sent by Life to cover the emerging nations of India and Pakistan. She photographed both Muhammed Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi several times, taking her last picture of Gandhi hours before he was assassinated.

Bourke-White remained with Life as a photographer until 1956, photographing everything from the Korean War to South African goldmines to the Connecticut river valley.

In the 1950s, Bourke-White discovered she had Parkinson's Disease. After a successful medical procedure to ease its effects, she returned to Life in 1958, but as a writer. She died in 1971, after a life full of adventure, pioneering a new art form: photo journalism. She remains one of the most important photographers of the 20th century.

Back of Book:

"Babies were born along the way. People died along the way. Many of them simply dropped out of line from sheer weariness. Sometimes I saw children pulling at the arms and hands of a parent or grandparents, unable to comprehend those arms would never be able to carry them again."

-Margaret Bourke-White

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Partition (DVD)
Vic Sarin
Eagle Home Entertainment (2010)
116 Min. Approx
Item Code: ICW071
$28.00$22.40
You save: $5.60 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Jhule Lal Ji
Deal 20% Off
White Marble Statue
20.5 inch X 17.5 inch X 5.5 inch
29 kg
Item Code: ZAG94
$1295.00$828.80
You save: $466.20 (20 + 20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Great Masters Series: Bhishma Sahni Mahesh Mishra (DVD)
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Art, New Delhi
Item Code: ICJ079
$28.00$22.40
You save: $5.60 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sartaaj: The Finest of Ghazals From Masters of The Art (Set of 2 Audio CDs)
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (India) Pvt. Ltd. (2007)
Item Code: IZA194
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Treasured Moments With Reshma “A Collection of All Her Most Popular Tracks” (Audio CD)
Deal 40% Off
Reshma
Music Today(2006)
64 min.02 seconds
Item Code: IZZ256
$28.00$13.44
You save: $14.56 (40 + 20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
India with Sanjeev Bhaskar: Getting under the Skin of a Rapidly Changing Nation (DVD)
Sanjeev Bhaskar
BBC
Pages: 4 Hrs
Item Code: ICK088
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Gandhi (30th January, 1948 End of the Empire) (DVD)
Sound Entertainment(2008)
60 mins.
Item Code: IZZ564
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mirasans of Punjab (Born To Sing) (DVD Video)
Deal 15% Off
Shikha Jhingan
Indira Gandhi National Centre For The Arts
49 Minutes
Item Code: ICK014
$28.00$19.04
You save: $8.96 (15 + 20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Stories About the Partition of India (Set of Two Books)
Item Code: NAM972
$105.00$84.00
You save: $21.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Remembering Sylhet (Hindu and Muslim Voices from a Nearly Forgotten Story of India's Partition)
Item Code: NAM812
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Partition-Days The Fiery Saga of RSS
Item Code: NAJ397
$20.00$16.00
You save: $4.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Guilty Men of India's Partition
by Rammanohar Lohia
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
B.R. Publishing Corporation
Item Code: NAL283
$10.00$8.00
You save: $2.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Partition of India (Legend and Reality)
Item Code: NAF237
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kashmir:  A Tale of Partition (Set of 2 Volumes)
by M.G. Chitkara
Hardcover (Edition: 2002)
A.P.H. Publishing Corporation
Item Code: NAK486
$125.00$100.00
You save: $25.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Partition of India
by Anita Inder Singh
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
National Book Trust, India
Item Code: NAJ768
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Partition of Bengal Significant Signposts 1905-1911
Item Code: IDH327
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Nice website..has a collection of rare books.
Srikanth
Beautiful products nicely presented and easy to use website
Amanda, UK.
I received my order, very very beautiful products. I hope to buy something more. Thank you!
Gulnora, Uzbekistan
Thank you very much for the courtesy you showed me for the time I buy my books. The last book is a good book. İt is important in terms of recognizing fine art of İndia.
Suzan, Turkey
Thank You very much Sir. I really like the saree and the blouse fit perfeact. Thank You again.
Sulbha, USA
I have received the parcel yesterday and the shiv-linga idol is sooo beautiful and u have exceeded my expectations...
Guruprasad, Bangalore
Yesterday I received my lost and through you again found order. Very quickly I must say !. Thank you and thank you again for your service. I am very happy with this double CD of Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan. I thought it was lost forever and now I can add it to my CD collection. I hope in the near future to buy again at your online shop. You have wonderful items to offer !
Joke van der Baars, the Netherlands
I recently ordered a hand embroidered stole. It was expensive and I was slightly worried about ordering it on line. It has arrived and is magnificent. I couldn't be happier, I will treasure this stole for ever. Thank you.
Jackie
Today Lord SIVA arrived well in Munich. Thank you for the save packing. Everything fine. Hari Om
Hermann, Munchen
Thank you very much for keeping such an exotic collection of Books. Keep going strong Exotic India!!!
Shweta, Germany
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India