BlogChatter A to Z Challenge 2019 Theme Reveal- #PartitionTales

This my maiden attempt in the Blogchatter’s A to Z challenge. I am nervous and excited as I await where it takes me. I mulled over various themes, from parenting to philosophy as these, I believe are my strong areas, relatively speaking. I stepped out of my comfort zone recently, when I moved towards writing, leaving behind a career in medicine that I had so far given my all. In a bid to make it a habit, I wanted to step out of the comfort zone again and try something more challenging.

Being a descendant of refugees, since both sets of my grandparents migrated from Pakistan after partition, this is very close to my heart. And what has always surprised me is the fact that no one talked about this much in my house. I have grown up hearing very few anecdotes but read whatever came my way.

So as a tribute to my roots, I am attempting to write 26 short stories based around the theme, ‘Partition’ that created an irrevocable rift as India split into two in 1947. It was the biggest mass migration in world history across two nations. As the nations built themselves up, so did its people, one step at a time. I shudder to think what they must have thought when they got to know that they had may be hours to pack, when their lives were in danger, when they didn’t know what tomorrow will bring for them…..

I know it is a tough task that I have chalked out for myself, especially as I do not have much to fall back on. But this idea has been in my mind since forever . Join me in my cathartic journey, as I attempt to trace my roots.

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22 thoughts on “BlogChatter A to Z Challenge 2019 Theme Reveal- #PartitionTales

  1. AAAh! finally I come across your post. You have actually chalked out a very challenging job for yourself. Just reading this post, made my hair raise. I someone who has grown up in Chandigarh with a fair amount of stories sprinkled now and then, I can’t wait to take this journey with you. Loads of love.

    1. Thank you so much.
      You’re the one who’s been holding my hand through this one. Hope you like what I write.
      All the best to you too

  2. What an important theme you have chosen… I am sure we will discover a lot through yoir stories and maybe learn some important lessons… Look forward Shivani… All the very best to you….

  3. oh wow shivani, you have definitely picked a very important topic for your theme and having read a story earlier on this, i know you are going to make a memorable impact on all your readers. All the very best for the challenge!

    1. Thank you so much. I am amazed and humbled by the confidence you have reposed in me. I hope I don’t disappoint

  4. A very topical theme, and dare I say quite challenging. I’m a history nut and I’ll make sure to read your tales. Good luck, Shivani.

    1. Thank you so much. These are going to be fictional accounts of the personal experiences that I have heard or read

  5. This sounds like an intriguing theme. Glad you’re taking part this year. So you’re doing both challenges? Wow!
    Our theme is the writing journey. If you have a moment, we’d love a vote on our image choices. 🙂

    1. Thank you. I didn’t get what ‘both’ challenges would mean. Kindly help
      And I have voted for the image 😊

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