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I Still Remember A Small Town in Punjab
by O.P. Narula
Change had not touched it for generation. Daska, the small town in undivided Punjab, lived life predictably. The village of Kandan Sian had its own ghosts, dain, and special odd characters. Fairs, festivals and seasonal practices added the spice to life's simplicity. The author has lovingly picked details from a remarkable store of memory, to bring alive an era abruptly ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Srishti Publishers & Distributors
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The small booklet captures the chaos and confusion felt during the Partition of Punjab. I could feel the disbelief and denial of the common people when faced with the horrible choice of giving up everything. In fact if you happen to be belong to the wrong religion in the new Pakistan you had no hope of living in the country as you lost your property by a government decree. So the seed of hatred against Hindus had been sawed by the government of Pakistan right from its birth. No wonder most ...more