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SleepwalkersSleepwalkers by Jogindar Pal
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book gives details of the how the Muslims of Lucknow who migrated to Karachi replicated a Lucknow there and lived a life of illusion. The book revolves around one family where the patriarch lives believing that he is still in Lucknow. He continues to try and locate the places he used to visit when he was in Lucknow. His wife lets him be that way as she is afraid that if he is cured of his illusion he will really lose his sanity. This way the rest of his life is happening without any incident.
The book highlights how these immigrants were disliked by the locals, both the Sindhis and the Punjabis and how there were clashes, involving bombs too, between the two groups.
The book gives a brief insight of how in politically triggered migrations the families suffer.

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