Talking about the ‘call of the roots’ in my previous post brought back memories of another incident that happened 15 years back.
All he knew was that his grandmother, when a small girl, had been put on board a ship that had set sail for the
Like Alex Haley, he wanted to trace his roots now.
He came down to
Later, while walking away from the place, he pointed out the irony. This old lady who had escaped the deporting, actually thought that a great tragedy had befallen his grandmother’s family, while it was in fact a blessing. The deported lady’s descendant was now wealthy enough to fly down all the way and gift her cousin who had stayed behind, a fat bundle of 500-rupee notes, in her miserable hut. That’s life for you.