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May 6, 2019

Nani ji
When Nani ji first travelled to England in 1975 I wonder if she knew just how much her life would change. Where Nani ji, and those of her generation, worked in manual labour jobs, sewing factories in Handsworth and the Smethwick Foundaries, she now has grandchildren who are dentists.
My family originate from rural Panjab, a state in northern Indian. I’ve been to India many times, and I love it, there’s nowhere in the world like it. I’ve also been acutely aware how different, especially as a woman, my life would’ve been if I had grown up there. The sense of safety, the education and opportunities, the ability to practice as an artist, I can’t imagine this being the same.
Mitti Di Khushboo (smell of the land) is my way of recording the stories of my family for my future generations. I would like to think that in 60 years time my grand children would read the stories and appreciate the sacrifices and graft my grandparents, and parents, made for us to prosper. @jaskirtboora
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