Memoirs

The Hurs: Once a Criminalized Tribe in Sindh

The author had visited Sanghar district during 1990s in connection with building Chotiari Reservoir in Makhi Lake area where she…

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Dr. Roshni Rustomji shares her memoirs of Karachi

Roshni Rustomji’s father Behram’s family was from Karachi and had lived there for at least three or four generations. Her…

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Questions for My Sindhi Grandmother

Hindu Sindhis like my grandmother, a minority community in the region, journeyed across the border and rebuilt their lives in…

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Leaving Karachi – IV

In October of 1947, a Sikh milkman was stabbed in a residential neighborhood just a few streets over from Bunder…

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Khushwant Singh’s book ‘Train to Pakistan’ makes Sindhis to recall pains of partition

It was the British authorities’ decision to split the British Indian Empire into the sovereign states of Pakistan and India.…

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Leaving Karachi – III

Narayan missed his father, who had stayed behind in Karachi and had no way to send word to his family.…

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Leaving Karachi – II

Raghavan’s friend Mr. Ponniah was the editor of one of Karachi’s two major English-language newspapers, the Sind Observer. He provided…

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Leaving Karachi – I

The British ranks swelled in Karachi as troops traveled to Burma to block the Japanese invasion. Coins were scarce at…

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The Tahri That Binds: A Sindhi Sweet Rice Dish Connects A Woman To Her History

During langar, tahri was often served with sai bhaji, a green, leafy vegetable and lentil stew, or bhee aloo, lotus…

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Wishing Stone Towers: A unique way of faith-healing

The believers use to erect the pagoda-shaped stone towers, as Buddha’s remains are placed at a stone pagoda. It is…

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