Flashback: The only non-white students

The men in this picture were the only non-white students of their batch at King Edward Medical College in Lahore.


Sarah J Kazi August 03, 2014

This photograph of my grandfather Dr Preetam Pal Singh with his college mates was taken in 1933 or 1934 at King Edward Medical College in Lahore (now Pakistan). He was around 25 years old.

The men in this picture were the only non-white students of their batch. My grandfather was a doctor in the British Army, posted at Manora Island Cantonment, near Karachi, when Partition took place. The family boarded the train to Firozpur and later reached Faridkot, where they spent three nights at the railway platform before the Maharaja of Faridkot employed my grandfather as his personal physician.

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PHOTO: SARAH J KAZI/INDIAN MEMORY PROJECT

CONCEPT: SANAM MAHER

DESIGN: SAMRA AMIR

This August, The Express Tribune will feature photographs from contributions to an open call for images from the struggle for independence and Pakistan’s formative years.

Concept: Sanam Maher

Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2014.

COMMENTS (8)

Mohammad | 7 years ago | Reply

@Satinder Pal Singh: try to come to Pakistan and look this house if it exists or visit the streets where your forefather grew up.

It will be amazing journey for you..

Stranger | 7 years ago | Reply

When I see such pics , my throat simply chocks .

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