Happy 72nd Independence day !! To usher this new Independence day in I give you some insights into my forays.
As an Indian Muslim I have moved to Hyderabad once, following in the footsteps of my great-grand-father, who of course moved during Partition.My move was of a similiar nature , being a young aspiring to be independent woman fraught with various issues.
I moved to Gujarat to get an education.I stayed and tried working on the communalism there.
I moved to Delhi to explore the possibility of being a strong independent working woman.
I moved to Kolkata as a last resort.
I explored the possibility of moving to Bangladesh, fantasylike, my mind contemplating bus and train rides…
In a country where Muslims are increasingly kept under an absentee status, I wonder where else I will have to take my tired body.Do share your stories…