Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland
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I am a student of B.A. English (Hons) at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi. I am greatly interested in political satire, Sufi poetry and Partition literature. Story-telling and story-telling are two activities I immensely enjoy because recording narratives, records lives.
The story is set in contemporary rural Punjab and revolves around the lives of an old couple in search of their son. It shifts back and forth between time periods, the present and the past. The word Khaak means dust, evoking the meaning ‘we emerge from dust and to dust we will return'. But,...