The novel picturises a village „Mano Majra‟ in Punjab and his real experiences in rural India. The background of Punjabi literature also provides him essential style and technique for exploration of the experience of rural India. Chapter 3 Summary: Mano Majra The train carrying corpses brought with it a cloud of fear and suspicion to the village of Mano Majra, and people began barricading their doors in fear.
It is half a mile away from the village because the river floods during rainy season and it comes into the village. There are three brick buildings in Mano Majra.