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Was it a question of Sita’s rightness and wrongness, or the wickedness of Lawanti To ease his pain, he began to sympathize with the sufferings [End Page 21] of others and immersed himself in service to them. Lajo took to gazing at herself in the mirror.

Now there was no chance of a quarrel.

Narain Bawa’s months of preaching were undone in a few moments. The men shed a few tears and lightened the burden on their hearts; lajwanit then they went home without a thought in lajwantu empty heads. She had been rehabilitated but not accepted. Years go by and her husband tries to get along with his life. Her slim figure was full of robust health.

They yelled till their throats were parched. The author goes on to describe how some of the women who had been returned were not acknowledged by their husbands, brothers and parents, for fear of God, or worse, society. Like the other girls of the village, she knew that all husbands beat their wives. Whenever his friends Llajwanti and Neki Ram started singing “the leaves of lajwanti wither with the touch of human hands”, Sunder Lal would fall silent.

There was, however, one that was neglected by everyone. Sunder Lal continued to work with the Rehabilitation of Hearts Committees with the same zeal.

When Sunderlal first saw her, he thought that she wouldn’t be able to endure hardships. He had thrown himself body and soul into this movement.

Lajwanti herself was, perhaps, responsible for the blurring of these limits; for even after the severest of beatings, she would begin to laugh happily if she saw a faint smile on Sunderlal’s face. Later on he got a job at All India Radio. One day, his brother-in-law sees Lajwanti in a truck full of abducted women to be returned. In time Pakistan and India authorities begin to arrange for the swapping of abducted women. It is part of the marriage custom and it almost seems a wife regards a husband who never beats her as “unmanly”.


Sound of feet approaching ; sound, noise. Some people were lighting lamps of joy to welcome them and at the same time repenting of their sins which had forced an innocent couple to suffer such hardship.

Lajwanti by Rajinder Singh Bedi, introduction and glossary

The Rehabilitation of Hearts Committee daily took out a procession through the streets in the early hours of the morning. Sunder Lal had abandoned all hope of finding Lajwanti He had made his loss a part of the general loss. She wanted him to be the same old Sunder Lal with whom she quarrelled over a carrot and who appeased her with a radish. It will be for his 72 short stories that he is remembered. Lajwanti had lowered her eyes and replied “Jumma.

The committee lajwanhi its work and began taking out processions and singing both morning and evening, as well as organising meetings.

He became nervous and could not make up his mind whether to go to meet her or wait for her at home. Their menfolk were indifferent and grumbled, their children treated the songs on rehabilitation like lullabys to make them sleep again.

He was educated in Urdu. And Lajwanti’s reactions were of little help; even after the most violent beating all Sunder Lal had to do laajwanti to smile and the girl would break into giggles “If you beat me again, I’ll never speak to you. Go back gajinder top. In every street and by-lane they set up a rehabilitating committee. I cried out “Lajo! In class, many valuable points were added on, which I have tried to list out below: They sang hymns and folk songs.

She has a tatoo mark on her chin, another on her right cheek and Who is this man? He wanted to run away; to spread out all the banners and placards he had carried, sit in their midst and cry to his heart’s contend But, like other men, all he did was to proceed to the police station as if nothing untoward had happened.


As the story opens we see Lajawanti expects to be beaten.

Many days passed in this way. To begin with, the supposed immorality of a woman who had been abducted, and who did not kill herself instead: He had come with the bridegroom’s party at Lajwanti’s sister’s wedding. According to Sardar Sahib, the lawyer, the old petitioner of Rjinder Kalan, and other well-respected people of the locality, no one could be trusted to do the brdi with greater zeal and commitment than Sunderlal because his own wife had been abducted.

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The widow in house stretched her limbs rajider being still heavy with sleep went back to her dreams. It must have been Someone else,” he said quickly and sat down on his haunches. In order to propagate the cause of Rehabilitation of Hearts, the Mulla Shakoor Lzjwanti organised morning processions. He took Rasalu’s chillum and continued; “All right, tell me what are her distinguishing marks?

Neki Ram also said his few words. Sundarlal, an abusive husband whose own wife went missing during the conflict, actively campaigns for the repatriation of abducted women but is taken aback by the unsettling emotional transformations that attend the acceptance of his own wife back into his home. Rasalu and Neki Ram remained silent.

In conclusion, when there is so much pain, on both sides, the people should have simply stated afresh and rebuilt their lives, with their wives and sisters and mothers, abducted and brought back and rehabilitated or otherwise. Sunder Lal watched with hope and expectancy till the last of the Hindu women had come raminder from the beei.