The 16 Realistic Khushwant Singh, Train To Pakistan Quotes

The madness of  India’s Partition, was unbelievable. In fact, the way people killed each other in the name of religion tells us the importance of social and religious harmony. And in this article we’ll talk about some of the best quotes of Khushwant Singh’s all time best novel, Train To Pakistan.

Train to Pakistan quotes 

1. You have seen the world and read many books, but take it from me that a snake can cast its slough but not its poison. This saying is worth a hundred thousand rupees.

Train to Pakistan quotes


2. Freedom is for the educated people who fought for it. We were slaves of the English, now we will be slaves of the educated Indians, or the Pakistanis.

Train To Pakistan quote on freedom


3. In a state of chaos self-preservation is the supreme duty.

Train to Pakistan quotes


4. In a country which had accepted caste distinctions for many centuries, inequality had become an inborn mental concept. If caste was abolished by legislation, it came up in other forms of class distinction.

Train to Pakistan quotes


5. The summer of 1947 was not like other Indian summers.

Train to Pakistan quotes


6. It was not possible to keep Indians off the subject of sex for long. It obsessed their minds. It came out in their art, literature and religion.

Khushwant Singh quote on sex


7. The monsoon is not like ordinary rain which comes and goes. Once it is on, it stays for two months or more. Its advent is greeted with joy. Parties set out for picnics and litter the countryside with the skins and stones of mangoes. Women and children make swings on branches of trees and spend the day in sport and song. Peacocks spread their tails and strut about with their mates; the woods echo with their shrill cries.

Train to Pakistan quote on monsoon


8. You talk rashly like a child. It will get you into trouble one day. Your principle should be to see everything and say nothing. The world changes so rapidly that if you want to get on you cannot afford to align yourself with any person or point of view. Even if you feel strongly about something, learn to keep silent.

Khushwant Singh quotes


9. O letter, let my lover learn
How the fires of separation burn.

Khuswant Singh quote on love


10. There is no crime in anyone’s blood any more than there is goodness in the blood of the others.

Train to Pakistan quote about crime


11. No bhaiji, Criminals are not born. They are made by hunger, want and injustice.

Quote by Khushwant Singh


12. Yes, the Englishmen have gone but the rich Indians have taken their place. What have you or your fellow villagers got out of independence? More bread or more clothes? You are in the same handcuffs and fetters which the English put on you. We have to get together and rise. We have nothing to lose but these chains.

Quote related to Indian freedom


13. I am not a villager. I come from Delhi. I was sent to organize peasants, but the government does not like the people to be organized.

Khushwant Singh quotes


14. The bullet is neutral. It hits the good and the bad, the important and the insignificant, without distinction.

Quote about bullet


15. The police are the kings of the country. They will let me off when they feel like it. If they want to keep me in, they will trump up a case of keeping a spear without a license or going out of the village without permission, or just anything.

Quote about Indian police


16. The young man was relieved that the other had not gone on with his first question. He did not have to say what Iqbal he was. He could be a Muslim, Iqbal Mohammed. He could be a Hindu, Iqbal Chand, or a Sikh, Iqbal Singh. It was one of the few names common to the three communities.

A Khushwant Singh quotes



I hope you like these train to Pakistan quotes, Thanks for reading, Jai Hind.

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Yash Sharma

Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

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