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Train To India

Train To India

Memories Of Another Bengal

Maloy Krishna Dhar
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF OPEN SECRETS, THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE HUMAN TRAGEDY IN BENGAL BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER PARTITION.

Maloy and his mother board the Dacca- Sylhet Express from Bhairab in 1950. The young boy notices a tick mark in white chalk on the side of the carriage, a sign that worries him. The train enters the Anderson Bridge, and a blob, of fresh bloos hits Maloy’s face. Bodies roll down to the river…

As a young boy, Maloy Krishna Dhar, made the perilous journey to India from the East Pakistan. Politics had taken a communal colour in this region-age-old bonds between Hindi and Muslim Bengalis had deteriorated. The situation was made worse by near famine conditions and the brutal suppression of unrest. Villages were torched, marauding attackers had a free hand, and trains became charnel houses on wheels.

The partion in Bengal had its share of tragedy, of lives unmade and lost, but it is relatively less chronicled than events in Punjab. Maloy Krishna Dhar’s Train to India is a graphic and moving account of that turbulent and unforgotten era of Bengal History.

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Train To India

Memories Of Another Bengal

Maloy Krishna Dhar

FROM THE AUTHOR OF OPEN SECRETS, THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE HUMAN TRAGEDY IN BENGAL BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER PARTITION.

Maloy and his mother board the Dacca- Sylhet Express from Bhairab in 1950. The young boy notices a tick mark in white chalk on the side of the carriage, a sign that worries him. The train enters the Anderson Bridge, and a blob, of fresh bloos hits Maloy’s face. Bodies roll down to the river…

As a young boy, Maloy Krishna Dhar, made the perilous journey to India from the East Pakistan. Politics had taken a communal colour in this region-age-old bonds between Hindi and Muslim Bengalis had deteriorated. The situation was made worse by near famine conditions and the brutal suppression of unrest. Villages were torched, marauding attackers had a free hand, and trains became charnel houses on wheels.

The partion in Bengal had its share of tragedy, of lives unmade and lost, but it is relatively less chronicled than events in Punjab. Maloy Krishna Dhar’s Train to India is a graphic and moving account of that turbulent and unforgotten era of Bengal History.

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Maloy Krishna Dhar

Maloy Krishna Dhar was born in Kamalpur, Bhairab-Mymensingh in East Bengal and migrated to West Bengal with his family during Partition. After obtaining a Masters in Bengali Literature and Language and Comparative Literature from Calcutta University, he worked as a college teacher and a junior reporter. He joined the Indian Police Service in 1964 and worked with the Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB ) for three decades.
After retirement from a service that honed his ability to observe and understand people and their motivations, he has had an extremely successful career as a freelance journalist, contributing to all the major English dailies. He is also a best-selling author and his landmark books include Open Secrets: India's Intelligence Unveiled, Fulcrum of Evil: ISI-CIA-Al Qaeda Nexus, Black Thunder: Dark Nights of Terrorism in Punjab and We the People of India: A Story of Gangland Democracy.
Dhar also manages the website www.maloykrishnadhar.com where research articles on security, terrorism and internal and international security are regularly updated.

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