On a cold September morning in 1947, fifteen year old Kamala and her family embarked on an arduous, three day journey by ship towards their new home, Independent India. With limited space for a family of five to barely sit together, they journeyed to the port of Bombay (now Mumbai,) where they dreamed of making a new beginning.
Being born in Karachi, then undivided India, little did Kamala know at that time, that the land she called her home, would now become foreign to her.
This is the story of 89 year old Kamala Yegnanarayan, fondly called Paati, by her grandkids, who has been a resident of Chembur ever since her family moved to India, post Partition.
The following interview was conducted by Chembur Pulse in an attempt to cover the complete life story of the witness, providing fascinating details about her Partition experience, and post Partition life changes