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Partition, 70 years on

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Art by the ‘Pakistani Martha Stewart’

So much reading material is available on the formation of Pakistan that it’s hard for someone as clueless as me to decipher what’s true anymore. But there is one tale that seems quite indisputable – that for almost 1000 years different religious groups co-existed here in harmony, as a family, embracing one another’s traditions.

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Poems

Zubaida’s 1947

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Zubaida and the children left their home to discover a new religious refuge

Her husband would catch up with her later, he had to do what men do