my grandpa, the partition and his schools

My grandfather was born in Lahore. He spent his early years there before the 1947 partition. In Lahore, at his school, he was taught Hindi, Urdu, Mathematics, History and Sciences. And he loved chicken! Chicken and schooling together do not make sense, right?

Then after independence, he shifted to Simla (as it was spelt back then). A new city, new friends and a new school. Here in Simla, he was taught the same subjects except Sanskrit replaced Urdu. This subject also changed his eating habits. The Sanskrit teacher had instructed all students to stop eating any kind of meat as they were now taught Sanskrit and they should respect that. So no more chicken! Continue reading “my grandpa, the partition and his schools”