A mythical home land…


” My own personal curiosity and search for the places where my grandparents once lived may seem irrelevant to a larger discussion of borders and the territorial politics of South Asia, but underlying these digressions is a basic human impulse to reclaim ancestral lands, even if only in a transient manner. Most of us have an instinctual need to physically locate the past, to set foot on the ground where our forefathers once lived. For this reason, our inner compass leads us back to those places which were nce our home, even if that home was abandoned before our birth. ”

These lines are from the book “Amritsar to Lahore” by Stephen Alter – an American’s travel account of a journey to Pakistan, whose grand parents were missionaries in pre-independent and pre-partitioned India. Just completed this book now and couldn’t resist going back and writing these lines. This song also came to mind while reading the book…so uploading it here 🙂

P.S.  My grandparents are refugees from Rawalpindi. Its a dream to visit my ancestral homeland


About Chhavi Pruthi

Being a married woman! It's a tough job! It's being on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 12 months a year. You cook! You kiss! You pray! You sweep! You teach! You plan! You shop! You Love! One has to become a woman of many talents. We all need a little help from time to time and that's when I decided to create a platform for my homemaking diaries. A place where I can share my personal experiences and can learn from fellow homemakers in the cyber world.

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