Karachi Bakery is the name of a little memory that survived Partition, carried across the border by a Sindhi refugee. Ramnani refused to forget his ties with his old hometown and decided to make it part of the name of his business enterprise. The name stands for Ramnani’s past, his personal history, and reminds the nation of a name that lies severed today by political boundaries, but retains its place in its small corners, its little streets, as a little memory that lingers on the nation’s divided existence.
Such little memories are today paying the price of majoritarian nationalism. Karachi Bakery is the name borne across the border by a refugee, seeking refuge in today’s hyper-nationalist India.
Read Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee’s article ‘Karachi Bakery’ Is the Name of a Little Memory That Survived Partition in The Wire