By: Amar Guriro
The next time you are near Urdu Bazaar, look up at a building opposite it to see one of the Subcontinent’s most famous faces looking down at you
Gandhi makes the shopkeepers of Bahadur Shah Market in Karachi smile even today. It’s their private little joke that unbeknownst to thousands of people who pass by each day, have the Indian icon smiling down at them.
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…when I first visited Sindh in 1916, it attracted me in a special way and a bond was established between the Sindhis and me that has proved capable of bearing severe strains. “I have been able to deliver to the Sindhis bitter truths without being misunderstood” — wrote Gandhiji way back in 1929.
Actually Gandhiji delivered to Sindh more sweet truths than bitter truths. And, in any case, all these truths indeed established a very warm relationship between Gandhiji and the Sindhis. He visited Sindh seven times — in 1916, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1929, 1931, and 1934. It was “a Sindhi friend” who had helped Gandhi shift from an expensive hotel to economical lodgings when he arrived in London for his law studies. In 1893, C.L. Lachiram, a Sindhi merchant, helped him organize the Natal Indian Congress. In 1899, Barrister Gandhi successfully fought for seven Sindhi traders who were being denied entry into South Africa. He supported the case of K. Hundamal, a silk merchant of Durban, in his articles in the Indian Opinion.
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AUGUST 15, 1947 -Sixty one years AGO Sindhis were forced to leave their beloved home and migrated to Indian territory. History has not recorded about the exodus and Sindhi sacrifices. Our third and fourth generations are curious to know of the past history and about our ancestors. Please read sixty five pages of history posted on the web site.
PARTITION Of Sub-continent – SINDH THROWN TO WOLVES – Book – From Sindh Story
By Late Professor Kewal R. Malkani
Submitted By Dial V. Gidwani- Sindhu American
Text verified and edited by Dr. Dur Pathan of Gul Hayat Dokri from his archives
The review by Martin Rubin in New york times of September 27,2007 of two new books” India Remembered ” by Pamela Mountbatten, and and “India summers” reveals that Partition of India was the hasty act of the Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten.
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