The Sindhi story is so little known that almost everything about it has aspects that are surprising, interesting and useful to know. In this first episode of the Tapestry podcast, Saaz Aggarwal and Tarun Sakhrani talk about why they decided to start it, and begin the process of restoring the lost legacy by sharing some wonderful information and stories that you are going to value and cherish.
This episode is a casual but thought-provoking conversation, and topics range from the ubiquitous “Sindhi and the snake”, an introduction to the inimitable Bhai Pratap, why this podcast is named “Tapestry” – and many more. Listen – and enjoy!
from Memorialising Partition by Ramachandra Guha https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/memorializing-partition-the-best-memorial-is-one-that-reconciles-not-disrupts/cid/273957
“I have recently been reading a book called Sindh: Stories from a Vanished Homeland. Its author, Saaz Aggarwal, was born and raised in India, but her family’s roots lie in the Sindh province of what is now Pakistan. Through the skilful use of oral histories, her book recreates the experience of living in undivided Sindh, in towns and villages peopled by both Hindus and Muslims. It then moves forward to the events of 1947, and the displacement of Sindhi Hindus, to their forced migration across the border, and the hard, heroic, rebuilding of their lives in India.”
Sarah Ansari in Dawn, on Sindh: Stories of a Vanished Homeland http://www.dawn.com/news/780096/cover-story-sindh-stories-from-a-vanished-land-by-saaz-aggarwal
Sindhi Tapestry: an anthology of reflections on the Sindhi identity: how the book came to life https://scroll.in/article/985474/sindhi-tapestry-how-an-anthology-of-works-by-60-sindhi-writers-from-around-the-world-came-to-life
Sindhi Tapestry: an anthology of reflections on the Sindhi identity: something about the book and its writers https://sindhstories.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/sindhi-tapestry-reflections-on-identity/
Sindh in the Indian national anthem: https://scroll.in/article/872385/removing-sindh-from-indias-anthem-will-strip-away-another-layer-of-sindhi-communitys-dignity
Language shift and identity reproduction Matthew Cook and Maya Khemlani David https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/modern-asian-studies/article/language-shift-and-identity-reproduction-among-diaspora-sindhis-in-india-and-southeast-asia/678711394095029BE7AC10943ADA6946/share/bc16a7bb54f8bfe84f4f676d89a97eaa98a18195
Like looking in the mirror for the first time – interview with Fazil Jamili http://thesongbirdonmyshoulder.blogspot.com/2014/05/like-looking-in-mirror-for-first-time.html