Just finished watching 1947 Earth by Deepa Mehta for a second time. I watched it for the first time when it was released in 1998. 12 years later, the movie still evokes the same pain and anguish that I felt when I first watched it. There is no other way to it. The loss of so many of my country women, men, and children. It is part of my history, my legacy…I only wish our government had the balls to put this down in our history books. Partition, the way it really was. Instead of the rosy rhythm of the Jana Gana Mana playing in the background with Nehru’s midnight hour speech, I truly, truly hope we will narrate the truth. Tell our children about the tragedy of partition and the schism it is has caused.