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Amritsar to Lahore: Crossing the Border between India and Pakistan

£8.95

Stephen Alter

Paperback 9780140296648

 

 

Amritsar to Lahore: Crossing the Border between India and Pakistan. Stephen Alter is writer-in-residence in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An accomplished writer in both fiction and nonfiction, he is the author of four novels and the memoir All the Way to Heaven: An American Boyhood in the Himalayas.

 

 

Description

 

‘ In India the border represents a source of national regret… In Pakistan it is a symbol of identity and pride.’

 

 

Amritsar to Lahore: Crossing the Border between India and Pakistan describes a journey across the contentious border ‘an artificial fault line’ that lies between India and Pakistan, two countries whose destinies remain inextricably linked.

 

The author, an American born in India, and 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 Khybar Pass, he returns by bus along the Grand Trunk Road that was once the lifeline of the undivided subcontinent.

 

 

Additional Information
By

Stephen Alter

Published by

Penguin

ISBN

9780140296648

Format

Paperback

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