Partial Transcript: --on May 25th at, um, Ziauddin Hospital in North Nazimabad in Karachi with Dr. Aijaz Fatima.
Segment Synopsis: Fatima recalls her early life, beginning with a brief mentioning of her university education. Fatima's family and relatives are also discussed. The occupation of the interviewee's father is also examined. Fatima's memories of the partition as it occurred are briefly shared.
Keywords: Aligarh Muslim University; Dignitaries; England; Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi (India); Relatives; Siblings
Subjects: Childhood; Education; Father; Governess; Occupations; Partition
Map Coordinates: 28.635085, 77.212492
Partial Transcript: Um, when you were, um, at the women's college in Aligarh, um, what other kinds of girls were there?
Segment Synopsis: Fatima recounts what attending Aligarh Muslim University during the time of the partition was like. The wearing of burkas among the girls is emphasized, and the decline of the garment in Pakistan is discussed. Additionally, Fatima briefly talks of her religious upbringing. Then, the interviewee returns to the subject of university by describing the girls' involvement in partition-era politics.
Keywords: Aligarh Muslim University; Burka; Family; Hostels; Pakistan; Politics; Uniforms
Subjects: Education; Food; Hinduism; Indian; Islam; Partition; Rupee; Students
Map Coordinates: 27.915009, 78.078793
Partial Transcript: Did, did anything change between you and your Hindu colleagues, after August '47?
Segment Synopsis: Fatima explains what life was like in India following the partition, focusing upon the relations between Hindus and Muslims. The violence and riots in other parts of the country and a few incidents in the city of Aligarh are recalled as well. Fatima discusses her favorite teacher at university, a professor at the postgraduate level.
Keywords: Aligarh (India); Aligarh Muslim University; Bangladesh; Bengali; Causalities; New Delhi (India); Postgraduate
Subjects: Food; Hinduism; Islam; Partition; Teachers; Violence
Map Coordinates: 27.88, 78.08
Partial Transcript: And tell me about--a little bit about your career in Pakistan.
Segment Synopsis: Fatima discusses her career of practicing medicine in Pakistan. The speeches given at Aligarh Muslim University during the partition are also briefly mentioned. Additionally, the interviewee details her current position at a hospital in Karachi. The university and its place within the Pakistan movement is examined. Education for women at the university and how it was divided along class lines is then explored.
Keywords: Aligarh Muslim University; Class system; Hospitals; Husbands; Karachi (Pakistan); Pakistan; PhD
Subjects: Education; Hindus; Medicine; Muslims; Partition; Science; Speeches; Students; Women
Map Coordinates: 24.86, 67.01
Partial Transcript: What do you think is the biggest challenge facing Pakistan today?
Segment Synopsis: Fatima gives her opinion on what the biggest obstacle Pakistan is facing currently. Fatima briefly summarizes the terrorism situation in Pakistan and the support that these groups (especially the Taliban) receive there. Next, the interviewee assesses how accurately the vision of Pakistan according to the original founders has been executed. The practicality of the partition is also debated. This is illustrated by the circumstances of Muslims living in India.
Keywords: Bangladesh; Brothers; Government; Homeland; India; Nephews; Pakistan; Politics; Secular
Subjects: Church and state; Muslims; Partition; Religion; Taliban; Terrorism
Partial Transcript: If you--I'll just ask you one last question.
Segment Synopsis: Fatima evaluates when the history of Pakistan actually began. Then, various methods to return back to the original vision of Pakistan's founders are detailed. Lastly, the interviewer explains why she decided to research Aligarh.
Keywords: Aligarh (India); Family; Nazimabad, Karachi (Pakistan); Pakistan; Saudi Arabia
Subjects: Education; History; Islam; Muslims; Religion
Map Coordinates: 24.916667, 67.033333