The Partition 1
The Partition 17 mins 12.5K 7 mins 12.5K
Everyone remembers that year of 1947. Ahh.. wait not just for India's independence but also a large part from India separated yes that is Pakistan. That day and that year was a sudden change for politicians, farmers, landlords. That partition was how big and shocking for an adult girl. I am sharing it..
Many Punjabi has to travel from Punjab of India to Pakistan. There was a village named "Ratoval" which has now become a part of Pakistan. A girl named Purva came to her village after many years because his father left their ansteral house and shifted towards Amritsar. They came after a long time just married her elder daughter Purva. She has four sisters and three brothers. Her father always loved her a lot because obviously she was the elder one and she will depart soon. She was very naughty, talkative, and a chubby one. She loved her brother a lot may because he was also of his age group. His name was Puran.
Wawo both names begin with P. It was said that those whose first letter of the name is the same. They share a strong bond. That was true in her case also both love each other. She always supports him and even comes in front of her father to protect him. This was the time of India before independence but they were much rich. So, her family in Ratoval and they found a boy named Shyamchandra who is good looking, calm, and understanding. All girls in the village want to talk to him. Shyamchandra also has a sister name Lajvanti. I don't why in those days siblings are of same age both. Purva's father has selected him for her life partner. At the same time Shaymchandra 's father chosen her brother for Lajvanti. Two marriages were going to happen together.
One day Purva has with her friends and one of them shouted that Shyamchandra was going from this way. Purva hid behind a tree. Shyamchandra came to that girl stop him and said to him at least have a look at his Radha. He replied that Shyam and Radhe in whole life live in exile and he left. Next day, all girls were returning from the pond and they having change in their bags. In those days people mostly don't buy vegetables they simply take permission and ask from field owners to take grains and vegetables from that farm.
Purva's duppata was wet because falls in the pond she is carrying it in air and running fast. There was another boy who was on his cycle and her duppata fall on his face. He loses his balance and falls down. She turns and went near him and said give my duppata. He replied that because of your duppata I fall down. She said to him that you don't know how to ride and blaming me now. When she take duppata she finds he was a Muslim man. She set her duppata and leave that place. She went to take milk and when she return she look that same guy was following her even staring at her. She runs fast and reaches her home.
One day when her in-laws were coming to their home. Her mother orders her and her sister to go and pluck some lady ladyfingers from nearby farm. So that today we will make that for dinner. She left with her sister. They pluck and she heard the sound of a horse and someone is riding it very fast. She moves faster. Her heartbeat was fast. She was running but that horse's speed slow down near her. The rider of that horse take her away like the clouds in sky. Her sister shouts for help even she shouts for help but nobody listen them. Her sister runs towards their house. Purva was lying fainted on a cot. She was senseless.
On the other side, her sister told the whole incident to her parents. They were afraid. Her mother was crying please bring her back. Then a man beat their door and her father moves out. He saw a Pathan. He left with him. There was a haveli of someone Muslim. An old man sitting on the cot with huka. That man told him that your daughter is with one of his sons. No need to worry no need to do police complain, go back home shut your door and sleep. Next morning your daughter will send back. He begs a lot but they say nothing. And gave him warning that go otherwise we have many sons for your other daughters. He came back and tell every thing. They know now nothing happens.
Her father went to her in-laws and tell them that things were going wrong but we can't stop marriage so now my other daughter being married to your son. Shyamchandra said no that he will not got married to her but his cousin's brother will marry her. All was set both marriages were done. Puran was stopped by her father that no need to be a fighter leave whatever is happening assume that we have no daughter. No Purva she has died now. He orders him but still feels incomplete and wants her sister back.
After fifteen days Purva comes in her senses and finds herself in a room. When she look here and there she finds someone standing. He was none other than that one who gave her duppata. She was kidnapped by him. He didn't do anything bad with her. He doesn't even touch her. She was crying, shouting and angry at him that why he kidnapped her? Why he takes her away. Just leave me back at my home. He said to her that you will no more welcome there. They don't take you back and forget them. She said how I forget my parents and how they do that. I am their loved one. He said now things were changed. I will not take you there. First, let villagers forget everything then I will take you there also.
She doesn't want to listen just want to go out. She was continuously asking her why he kidnapped her? What was her fault? Why he do that?
At last, he replied and tell her everything " His name is Aslam. He lived in that village. He has no parents just and uncle. Uncle take his care. They take oath from us of Quran that when he becomes young he took revenge on his past. Islam's father's sister was kidnapped by her uncle. As his bua was beautiful and Purva's caste was in power at that time. Alan's family kept their house on collateral. They were unable to pay him back. So, her uncle kidnapped his bua just for 2 nights and leave her back. They were kept quiet because they have no power. Today, they took their revenge. Purva listen silently and asked what was her fault in this. Even she doesn't know about that. He said to him that don't worry I will not leave you I will marry you because I like you.
She said just let me go once I want to meet my family. He directly said no and went outside to sleep. She theft key and run towards her house. She knocks the door. Her mother comes and hug her. But her father does not allow her to enter the house. They said to her that forget us. As you died for us. We can't accept you as you spend fifteen days outside. No one will marry you. She requests them that she is still untouched let her inside. That man only takes me but did nothing. They simply said no and show her way of outside. She doesn't know where to go and come back. Shut the door, keep the keys back. Ready for the next morning because Aslam bring a red dress for her. They were going to married according to Muslim rituals. She changed her self now she seems like an obedient Muslim married woman. She tale care of his house. Her anger lost because she knows this is her new birth in a new religion and with new partners. Her family left for Amritsar. Asalm informs her that her family left. They were also leaving that place because everyone stares at him. Now they were in Lahore on his own.