Return to Partition: Finding Pakistan’s Past in India’s Present
The first time my grandfather crossed the India-Pakistan border was in 1947; the next time he crossed was in 2007, with me.
Dharti da puttar ghar aa gaya hai.
Tussi saray bauhat sundar ho!
Twadey kul tau Aishwarya Rai hai!
Twadey te har kudi Aishwarya Rai hai.
Nur Nasreen Ibrahim is a television producer by day and writer by night. Originally from Pakistan, she is based in the United States. Her writing has appeared in The Millions, Specter Magazine, and is forthcoming in Salmagundi Magazine. Follow her on Twitter at @Nuri_ibrahim.
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