Neil Rathmell

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The Romeo and Juliet of Punjab – final instalment

An old Punjabi love story re-told in 15 daily instalments. Sajda watched Heer walk across the courtyard through a blaze of petals. For seven days she had watched her.  She … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Romeo and Juliet of Punjab – part 14

An old Punjabi love story re-told in 15 daily instalments. Ranjha stopped in the village and, letting his horse graze on a patch of grass, picked up his flute and … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Romeo and Juliet of Punjab – part 13

An old Punjabi love story re-told in 15 daily instalments. The Khairas and the Sayals left quickly and had little to say to each other.  In some ways, for some … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Romeo and Juliet of Punjab – part 12

An old Punjabi love story re-told in 15 daily instalments. They took them to the elders who agreed that the case should be tried in Kot Kabula where the arrest … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Romeo and Juliet of Punjab – part 11

An old Punjabi love story re-told in 15 daily instalments. Heer and Ranjha rode from place to place for three days before their pursuers caught up with them.  The people … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Romeo and Juliet of Punjab – part 10

An old Punjabi love story re-told in 15 daily instalments. Heer opened her eyes.  Ranjha took the flute from his lips and bent down to kiss her. “Will everything be … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Romeo and Juliet of Punjab – part 9

An old Punjabi love story re-told in 15 daily instalments. A briar thorn, a potion made with herbs, two planks removed from the back of the hut, a dark night, … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment
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