Religious Conviction in Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan


  • P. Asha Assitant Professor, Department of English, Dr.Umayal Ramanathan College for Women, Karaikudi.


Literature argued on the moral duty of intellectuals, as well as the ordinary citizens,
their livelihoods, their circumstances each and every reality of human beings not only humans
but also all living things, and their culture, tradition, society everything reflected through
literature by those work of art drawn by Writers. Literature according to Sartre is a tool which
provides dual action: first as a mirror to the oppressor, and second as a guide and inspiration to
the oppressed. Through literature, oppressed minorities could gain recognition and an action
taken by elite. Sartre explains that
… The readers of the novel submit to the book before him, abandoning his
worldly existence to assume a vicarious one while he reads. He lives the
problem which he himself helps to crate, placing himself in the most
sympathetic position in relation to what the writer wishes to say.


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Asha, P. (2017). Religious Conviction in Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 5(10), 5. Retrieved from