Postcolonial exploration and impact of Pakistan on identity in Kushwant Sing’ S “Train to Pakistan”


  • S. Sahaya Anbu Holy Cross College (Autonomous) ,Tiruchirappali-2 .


Kushwant Singh, Partition, Exploration, Identity, Cultural displacement


This research delves into the crucial interplay between physical and mental well-being in a child’s growth anddevelopment, emphasising the enduring impact on their psychological health. Drawing from the theories of JohnBroadus Watson, a notable behaviourist psychologist, the study explores the persistent influence of childhoodexperiences on an individual’s fears and psyche throughout their lifetime. These theoretical underpinnings guidean analysis of Ryu Murakami’s novel Audition, revealing the intricate relationship between early-life trauma andits repercussions on mental well-being. The narrative follows Asami, a character marked by a traumatic pastof abuse, neglect, and betrayal, leading to profound psychological scars that shape her present relationshipsand decisions. Through a lens of parental responsibility, societal impact, and individual resilience, the paperunderscores the critical role of childhood experiences in molding a person’s psychological landscape andadvocates for a compassionate approach in fostering a child’s growth.


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Lit Charts. “ Train to Pakistan Study Guide.”, 2018, www.litcharts. com/lit/train-to-pakistan. Accessed 8 May 2019.