Partition, Migration, and Identity: A Reading of Sundri Uttamchandani’s Deh Thyo Pardeh

Tewani, Vidya
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Sundri Uttamchandani’s short story, Deh Thyo Pardeh (The homeland is now a foreign land), published in 1982, represents the socio-cultural identity of Sindhis in the background of partition and migration; the recall of the multicultural milieu in Sindh is interspersed with a deep desire to connect to one’s land and its people. The story also reflects a socio-literary shift amongst Sindhis, after the partition – the emergence of women as writers and artists. This paper seeks to engage in a critical reading of the story to explore these constructs of post-partition Sindhi identity. Link -