Train to Pakistan Author:Khushwant Singh It is the summer of 1947. The partitian of Pakistan from India has just taken place: Ten million people are in flight, almost a million dead.
A powerful moving account of India's partition, it is also the love story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl that bridges the age-old abyss of religious hate.
From Wikipedia: Train To Pakistan is a historical novel by Khushwant Singh, published in 1956. It recounts the Partition of India in August 1947.
Instead of depicting the Partition in terms of only the political events surrounding it, Singh digs into a deep local focus, providing a human dimension which brings to the event a sense of reality, horror, and believability.