Gandhi's Children

Gandhi’s Children

An image of my parents -in-law that’s never ceased to inspire me - a picture of Sharad Pandya who was ...
Memory and Difficult Emotions: Notes of an Oral Historian

Memory and Difficult Emotions: Notes of an Oral Historian

I first met Professor Pabitra Kumar Maitra on 2 April 2003. I had just started my interviews with Obaid Siddiqi, ...
Memories of the Matriarch

Memories of the Matriarch

When I look back on my earliest memories of childhood, I always see my all-white sari clad, completely unadorned, hair ...
India, Torn (II) : A witness to history in the making

India, Torn (II) : A witness to history in the making

Continued from part I ...... Dad had been hearing about partition for quite some time. Finally it came to be ...
India, Torn (I):   Haunting Memories

India, Torn (I): Haunting Memories

KARACHI I am a Sindhi. I was born in Karachi in 1938, and lived there till end-September, 1947 when we ...