Walking the Divide: A Tale of a Journey Home Halima Khan
A work of fiction woven over a framework of facts, this is the story of a man who escaped death in the most unlikely circumstances to discover that his family might not have been so lucky. In 1947, at the age of 21, Syed Sardar Ahmad was forced to leave his ancestral village in District Rohtak in what is now India, and migrate to Pakistan. Over a period of 19 days, he and his large family made the perilous journey, but Ahmad was the only one to survive and succeed in entering the new country.
Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, January 16th, 2022