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May 7, 2019

It was mom that came up with the title Mitti Di Khushboo. It’s a phrase mom would always use when we landed in Amritsar, how as soon as you smelt the air and it hit you, it felt like home. How it made her nostalgic for her childhood growing up in Panjab, India.

In this old photo she is pictured at school (she is standing, first person on the left) and it’s probably the oldest photo we have of mom. Mom loved school, she would walk one and half miles every day and sit on a brick in class before upgrading to a matt on the floor. Mom was a school monitor and loved to study, but her dad stopped her education after she graduated in 1972 and didn’t allow her to go to college to continue her studies. Despite this mom has managed a business (a cornershop she still runs) in a foreign country with dad.
Growing up Mom, like many Asian parents I know, would always impress upon us the importance of education. Knowing her own journey now I’m not surprised.
As Jasminder Mammi quotes in her hand written story, her Nana ji said to his five daughters in 1934 ‘I will invest money in your education, a dowry can be stolen from you, but education will remain with you for life.’ The exhibition includes new portraits, alongside hand written stories and old photographs. @jaskirtboora
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