Amritsar to Lahore

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Penguin Random House India Private Limited, 14. okt. 2000 - 250 sider
‘In India the border represents a source of national regret... In Pakistan it is a symbol of identity and pride’ Amritsar to Lahore describes a journey across the contentious border—‘an artificial fault line’—that lies between India and Pakistan, two countries whose destinies remain inextricably linked. Stephen Alter, an American born in India, who has lived here for much of his life, starts and finishes his travels in New Delhi, visiting the cities of Amritsar, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Peshawar, as well as the hill stations of Mussoorie in India and Murree in Pakistan. Crossing the border by train, he retraces the legendary route of the Frontier Mail, and after reaching the Khyber Pass, he returns by bus along the Grand Trunk Road that was once the lifeline of the undivided subcontinent.

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Amritsar to Lahore: a journey across the India-Pakistan border

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The partition of British India in 1947 attempted, with much bloodshed, to separate Muslims and Hindus, and the border separating India and Pakistan today is one of the world's most volatile. Friction ... Les hele vurderingen

Amritsar to Lahore: a journey across the India-Pakistan border

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The partition of British India in 1947 attempted, with much bloodshed, to separate Muslims and Hindus, and the border separating India and Pakistan today is one of the world's most volatile. Friction ... Les hele vurderingen

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Stephen Alter is the author of seven books of fiction and five books of non-fiction, most recently Fantasies of a Bollywood Love Thief: Inside the World of Indian Moviemaking. He has co-edited (with Wimal Dissanayake) The Penguin Book of Modern Indian Short Stories. As a writer-in-residence at MIT, he received both a Guggenheim and a Fulbright fellowship. Stephen Alter now lives and writes in India.

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