“Before I die, I want to go back to where I was born.” Krishan Kumar Khanna grew up just outside Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city. After a childhood he remembers fondly, his life changed dramatically in August 1947.
As Britain left the Indian subcontinent, colonial planners hastily split it into Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan.
Khanna was forced to join one of the largest migrations in human history, as sectarian violence erupted and millions fled in both directions to save their lives.
He has dreamed of going back ever since and, after trying for several years, Khanna finally obtained a visa to return to Pakistan.
Despite deep tensions, he’s determined to show that people in the neighbouring nations still have much more in common than that which divides them.
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