Forgotten Stories: Amrita Pritam, A Woman Who Lived By Her Own Rules

On the eve of August 15, 1947 Amrita Pritam wrote –   These were the people who dared to dream  When they wept, the eyes of the times wept too  When they sang, they sang of sacrifice  These were the people ready to give away their lives These were the people who coloured their hands … More Forgotten Stories: Amrita Pritam, A Woman Who Lived By Her Own Rules

The games we play + A short story by Munshi Prem Chand

Hindi literature can be an extremely daunting subject to a 12 year old. That’s exactly how I saw it when we were being taught Kabir’s couplets or short stories by Prem Chand. While researching the next post that I wanted to share with you, I stumbled upon an unlikely and an unusual story – Gulli … More The games we play + A short story by Munshi Prem Chand

Forgotten Stories: Toba Tek Singh by Sadat Hassan Manto

Sadat Hassan Manto – The first time I heard this name, I was 14 years old, dabbling with theatre and romancing the forever intriguing teenage-depression. For those who may not know, in early 2000s more than a handful of tiny bookshops were scattered across Chandigarh where neatly stacked rows of crumbly old wooden shelves held … More Forgotten Stories: Toba Tek Singh by Sadat Hassan Manto