REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN KHUSHWANT SINGH’S TRAIN TO PAKISTAN, DELHI AND I SHALL NOT HEAR THE NIGHTINGALE
Khushwant Singh is a good journalist, novelist and columnist. Khushwant Singh came across many women in his life. His first novel Train to Pakistan has limited women characters. In the present paper I have observed a critical analysis of the women characters in Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan. The paper also attempts the virtuous and vicious portrayal of women in Delhi and I Shall not Hear the Nightingale. Nooran, the Muslim girl, beloved of Juggat Singh portrays as a lovable lady. Juggat’s mother depicts as a lovable, concern mother. Hukum Chand’s young lady love is a prostitute, Hasseena portrays as an amorous girl who made only for sex. Other women portray as passive characters. In Delhi, Bhagmati portrays as a romantic whore. Kamala in Delhi portrays as a clandestine character. Shabhrai in I Shall not Hear the Nightingale portrays as a traditional, conventional woman. Champak in I Shall not Hear the Nightingale portrays as a lascivious character.