Harish Chander Nakra
at : W.Q Judge Press, Bangalore (2002)
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Mannerisms and Beliefs
Life in Mianwali
The family house in Nakran di
watan tey umran langhian,
wat assan miley nan
a dikhan jo kedhi galone
tak tenoon bhuley nan"
Mianwali , my parted homeland!
we were ages ago;
perhaps, to meet again.
why do I miss thee so? )"
would give me immense satisfaction if this book achieves its objective of
helping the younger generation to understand their roots, and the older
generation to re-live, to some extent, their common past - a mere
Dr. Parkash Chander, Dr. Ram Chand Malik,
Dr. Nur Mohamad , Dr. Atma Singh,Dhari Shah and Abdul Rahim Khan,
were well known doctors and Hakims in Mianwali"
The surrender of Pakistan Army on 17th December 1971 was a matter of pride
and cause of great rejoicing for all Indians and I , too naturally enough,
felt happy... But in some corner of my heart I felt a little sorry as
well. Why should fortune have picked up a son of Mianwali to lead a
Saida Dakoo from Kacha was a Robinhood of his times as he looted the rich
and helped the poor. He could not be arrested for as long as the people all
over the area helped him to evade the police"
People were God fearing , believed in simple living and had few wants.
the poorer sections were a contented lot, neither ambitious nor jealous of
others...."Nan dekh prayee chopdi, tey nan lalchaye jee"
reflected their appreciation of the virtue of being satisfied with what
Allah mienh varsa,sadi jholi wich danney pa"
Nana Ji, ..promissed he would vote for Ghulam Hassan Khan, my father's
friend...post of vice president ...he voted for his opponent Mohammad
Akbar Mianan...Ghulam Hassan Khan lost by one vote.....my father boycotted
Nana Ji and his family,even asking all the family members, including my
mother not to visit them or to talk to them....this continued for
Ghalla Mandi- hik hik,doo doo,tray tray......"
parting was terrible, and the struggle to survive as refugees ......We
cherish the memory of the early years we spent in Mianwali -- years which
shaped our character and moulded all the qualities we are proud of. If we
have succeeded, as I believe we have, we owe it to you DEAR MIANWALI!"
Chander Nakra (Author)
Chander Nakra (Author) s/o Shri Chaman Lal Nakra
grandfather Lala Karam Chand s/o Khan Chand a leading
merchant at the Ghalla Mandi
Devi Author's mother