Friday, Jul 01, 2022

Her Palace Of Dreams

Rani’s palace of dreams is gone. But next to her tent is a small hill. On it are a few idols of gods and goddesses. Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and Goddess Lakshmi.

Her Palace Of Dreams Photograph: Muhabit-Ul-Haq

I had thought of never telling anyone what I am about to tell you. I was not supposed to see and hear what I saw and heard one day, in the summer of 1994, in a camp for displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Udhampur. But I did, because I was there and I could not be anywhere else. And now, I shall tell you what I saw and heard that day.

An afternoon
Summer of 1994
Camp for displaced Kashmiri Pandits
Football Stadium, Dhar Road, Udhampur, Jammu Province