Partition

A mother tongue Partition consumed intact: The depletion and revival of Sindhi language and culture

A large majority of Sindhi parents stopped speaking to their children in their own language, wanting them to have a…

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TARANDER BADAL – A Novel of Nostalgia

‘Tarandar Badal’ is the story of a Sindhi youth who had taken part in the freedom struggle movement, who was…

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The Role of Partition in Making Delhi What It Is Today

The bulk of the Sindhis, poor peasants and petty traders had just walked across from Karachi, Thatta, Tharparkar, Umarkot and…

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Saadat Hasan Manto and the Exploration of Madness

In his short story ‘Toba Tek Singh’, set against the background of the 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent, writer…

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Memories of Life in Sindh and the Migration to India

An Urdu speaker exhorted the Hindus to leave Sindh – “Yeh Mulk Hamara Hai, Hindu Chale Jao (This is our…

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Religious Evolution of Sindhi Hindu Diaspora

At the time of partition there were about 1.3 million Sindhi Hindus. Most migrated to India. This is a record…

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The Childhood Nostalgia of Goat Brain Masala

My grandparents, who hailed from the state of Sindh, in present-day Pakistan, were refugees living on railway platforms and in…

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Manik Wadhwani, the twentieth-century Amil

Manik Wadhwani was born in Karachi in 1936. His grandfather, Hiranand, was the headmaster of the Municipal High School in…

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How I became a Sindhi

I am so fortunate that, though I was born in Bharat, my family environment and the books I read introduced…

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Partition Voices: L.K. Advani

Lal Krishana Advani says he has extreme affection for Karachi. “After all I was born in Karachi, I had my…

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