If Partition changed the lives of Sindhi Hindus who suffered the loss of home, language and culture, and felt unwanted in their new homeland, it also changed things for Sindhi Muslims. The Muslims had to grapple with a nation that had suddenly become unrecognizable and where they found themselves to be second-class citizens. Not used to the Urdu, the mosques and the new avatars of domination, they were bewildered by the new Islamic state of Pakistan. Sindh as a nation had simultaneously become elusive for both communities.
In Unbordered Memories we witness Sindhis from India and Pakistan making imaginative entries into each otherís worlds. Many stories in this volume testify to the Sindhi Muslimsí empathy for the world inhabited by the Hindus, and the Indian Sindhisí solidarity with the turbulence experienced by Pakistani Sindhis..