From Alex Shams @seyyedreza: 70 years after Partition, still so many walls to be torn down

10 Nov

Beautiful scenes from the historic Sikh pilgrimage to Pakistan currently underway, after Pakistan opened a direct corridor from India’s border to one of Sikhism’s holiest sites

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Also make sure to check out the work Alex and company are doing at the @AjamMC and great photos and podcasts at Ajam Media Collective.  “Ajam” is the Arab exonym for Iran/Iranians/Persia/Persians.  The “other”– what Iranians were to Arabs — is inherent in the word.  So as a Muslim Indian friend said about @AjamMC : “It’s cool how they’re using ‘Ajam’ to signal a space for alteriority.”

I agree.

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