Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D Research Scholar , E.R.K. Arts and Science College, Erumiyampatty

2 Assistant Professor, Post Graduate & Research, Department of English, E.R.K.Arts and Science College


The darkest period in the history of India was called partition. Partition has been popular
theme in Indian English literature of 1940’s. India’s independence and the consequences lead
to provide realistic story of political hatred and violence of those turbulent days. This article
focuses on three partition novels and its horror. Khushwanth Singh’s Train to Pakistan
(1956) is the first Indian English novel written in the theme of partition. Manohar
Malgonkar’s A Bend in the Ganges (1964) depicts the struggle for Indian independence and
its aftermath. Chaman Nahal’s Azadi (1975) recollects all the sources related to Indian
history. All the three novels depict the psychological predicaments of Hindus, Muslims and