As India is rent overnight into two nations, sectarian violence explodes on both sides of the new border, with tidal waves of refugees fleeing the blood and chaos.
Fighting to board the last train to Delhi, Shankar and Keshav, six-year-old Hindu twins, lose sight of their mother and plunge into the whirling human mass to find her.
A young Sikh woman, Simran Kaur, flees her father, who would rather poison his daughter than see her defiled. And Ibrahim Masud, an elderly Muslim doctor driven from the town of his birth, limps towards the new Muslim state of Pakistan.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications
- Publication Date: 01/02/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781851688401