Memories of Partition
An exhibition starting in the Capital on Thursday will showcase books, photographs, films, art, even oral testimonies, from 1947-49
It was their second meeting, in a queue at a refugee camp in Amritsar in independent India. As soon as Bhagwan Singh Maini, from Mianwali in newly created Pakistan, saw Pritam Kaur, from the neighbouring Gujranwala locality, he approached her. “Are you the same person?" he asked. She was. They had first met when their marriage was being considered. During Partition, Kaur, like Maini and a million others, had to leave what had become part of Pakistan for India. That second meeting at the camp led to many more frequent meetings, and later, marriage.
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