Varsha Thebo

Varsha Thebo

The author was born and raised in the suburbs of Umerkot. She has a Bachelors in Public Health and English Literature from Agnes Scott College, and is interested in women empowerment, rural development and human rights.

A Sindhi living in Sindh, yet ashamed of their own “tacky” language

I am one of those lucky few who got to spend her childhood with her grandparents. My grandfather would tell me stories of the days of Partition. He was quite young at the time, but seemed to remember every single detail about how everyone in his village would prepare for the people coming to live in Sindh from across the border. He told me how the women would prepare and bring food to the railway platforms, and how some people would even vacate their homes to welcome the refugees. I would often ask him why they had to do ...

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