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KASHMIR : PARADISE BOTCHED : SO LONG AGO NARANDRA MODI turned this beautiful,  Almighty God's crowning land creation, into an ''open-air prison''. And he then went on set aflame the very fabric of secular India.

In a whirl, what stood up was a world ''Hopeless Helpless and Helplessly Hopeless''. The best and only hope for the great and secular loving people of India is The World Students Society. 

The World Students Society will never rest, never lose hope, overcome every difficulty as the Founder Framers have !WOW! ed, till the people of Kashmir have their total freedom to seek their own destiny.

SIR CYRIL RADCLIFFE WROTE TO HIS STEPSON : In a letter written on August 14 and sent in one of the last envelopes to bear the British crown, Radcliffe laments :

''NOBODY in India will love me for the award about Punjab and the Bengal and there will be roughly 80 million people with grievances who will begin looking for me, I do not want them to find me.'' Did Radcliffe seriously fear being assassinated in London, of becoming another Sir Michael O'Dwyer?

MARINA WHEELER is known professionally as a Queen's Counsel, practicing in London, and by some as the former wife of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Marina's father Charles Wheeler was British, her mother Kuldip 'Dip' Singh an emigre from Sargodha, Pakistan, to New Delhi. Marina needed visas to visit her subcontinental past.

After Marina published a review of Gurinder Chadha's film Viceroy's House - a brave cinematic attempt to plumb subcontinental fissures that ''lie too deep for tears'' - Marina was approached to write a book about her maternal origins.

Her mother Dip - then a Sikh teenager - had survived the trauma of Punjab partition, of having to leave behind ''the Sargodha Homestead, the beautiful house on Civil Lines, the garden and the fruit trees, indeed their whole way of life.''

Dip should have been obvious source; she proved less than forthcoming. Dip's father Dr. Harbana Singh - known in the family as Papaji - has wisely told his children when they fled from Sargodha to New Delhi in 1947 to ''Never speak about what they had lost''. After 73 years, his granddaughter Marina felt she could now break the silence.

Marina decided to search for the skeins of Dip's past and her own present in India and Pakistan. Her book The Lost Homestead : My Mother, Partition and the Punjab [released this Nov 12] is the result.

Her family tapestry uses it as its warp India's struggle for political freedom and for its weft, Dip's struggle for personal freedom.

The extended family of Marina's Sikh maternal grandfather Dr. Harbana Singh still abounds in India. To her, ''Golf Links, Sujan Singh Park and Cuffe Parade [are] the core clusters'' of her Indian family. But she cannot help seeing them through British eyes.

In a brilliant vignette, she pinions the predicament of the British-Indian diaspora. An Indian cousin complains of the ''disloyalty'' shown by a Sikh MP in Westminster for speaking in favor of the Muslim Burqa. Another retorts : ''He is the Right Honorable Member for Slough, not Patial.''

Marina's only tangile association with Pakistan was a photograph taken in May 1938 of her grandfather at the opening of the Female Hospital in Sargodha. She brought it to Pakistan in 2017, when she visited Sargodha in a quest to discover her grandfather's ''extraordinary house,'' the hospital where she worked until 1947, and his fertile lands in Handewali.

The intangible assets he had taken with him to Delhi were the non-negotiable title of Khan Bahadur and an OBE medal for social work in Sargodha.

Delving in the Delhi archives, Marina reads first-hand accounts by a few of the millions of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Punjabes and Bengalis whose lives had been so cruelly eviscerated by Britain's precipitate, inglorious exit.

Marina realises that ''when the past is painful and its meaning contested'', whether in Sargodha, Sussex, India, Pakistan or Bangladesh, ''it's time to move on''.

Her poignant memoir reminds us that our past shares no borders with our present.

The Honor and Serving of the latest operational research on some great writings and work on History continues. The World Students Society thanks most respectfully, author F.S. Aijazuddin.

With respectful dedication to History, Mankind, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

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Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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