I met a Balti family of Amina Begum living here for three generations now. Amina’s grandfather came from Akchamal in PoK and settled in Goshan, Dras. As a religious leader, he travelled across the region to spread the teachings of Islam and finally settled in Goshan to make it his home. Before Partition, there was free flow of travellers, traders and leaders. Unlike in the case of the partition of Punjab and Bengal, there was no mass migration in this region; people mostly stayed where they were.
This an excerpt from my project in Dras and Kargil to cover the stories of ‘divided families’ The project was supported by @sahapedia. Please check link in bio for the complete story.
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