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Urdu—A Key to Another World

Farishtay - Marietta, Georgia
Entered on January 21, 2011

“Sirf ek pal se vo train chuthi thi.” “Agar aap us train mein bhethi, tho humara khandaan nahi hota.” I lie on the soft, worn bed. My Ammi (grandmother) is telling me the story that I have almost memorized by heart; her family’s migration to…