Days of Yore is a place where I attempt to chronicle the history of my parents. I have always been fascinated by their stories of bygone days, and I’m afraid I’ll forget them unless I write them down. The picture that presents itself is of a pre-Partition subcontinent, a place in India fondly remembered by my father as the setting of his childhood, and my mother’s hometown in Pakistan, the city by the sea that my father migrated to and settled in.
It is also a picture of the times they lived in, the 40′s, the 50′s and the 60′s, a deeply nostalgic time for them both, when life-changing events happened and their futures were set in stone.
It is going to be an educational experience for me, since I plan to delve deeper into history and geography as I listen to their stories, to get some context and atmosphere into the verbal picture. I’m going to throw myself into this project with passion, and hope interested readers will enjoy the journey as much as I know I will.