Partition: My journey to ‘where no one talks about’
In March 2021, Sparsh in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. On the morning of his journey back to his ancestral homeland, more than 100km (60 miles) away, he got up early. He wears a traditional blue kameez and a white turban, wrapped in a special way. He had seen a picture of Ishar’s father – his great-grandfather – and wanted to go back to his village to look like him. He got into a taxi with two friends, and they set off. Sitting in the backseat, Sparsh was holding a map given to him by his grandfather, sketched from old memories.