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WHILE REDEEMING MY SOUL - Synopsis (Short-Story)

Updated on August 31, 2011


This is my first fiction short story. It was written in December, 2010. Originally it was written with the intent to publish it in the local newspaper, as it strongly relates to the country in which I live and it also relates to some of the major events happened here. It has its patriotic moments.

This story is about a man, Tauseef Siddiqui, and the character's revelation and acceptance of his guilt. It focuses on defying one's fear and stand besides the truth, with utmost integrity and honesty, even at the cost of your life. The theme makes this story a must-read for everyone.

As I earlier mentioned, that this story relates to some of the events happened in my country, I am giving you a bird's eye to understand all the events and the main plot of the story. You can grasp all the matter, and a lot of general information, by reading just a few lines.



1. Tauseef Siddiqui - The main protagonist. An old sick man suffering from lungs cancer.

2. Aisha Tauseef - Tauseef's beloved wife.

3. Rehaan Siddiqui - Tauseef's father and a victim of 1947 riots.

Pakistan & India's Geographical Location


1. Pakistan: A South-East Asian country which got freedom in 14th August, 1947. It parted from India.

2. India: A neighboring country of Pakistan. Prior to the partition, India and Pakistan was a merged state, United India.

3. Lahore: A city of Pakistan, along with the borders of India. Majority of the refugees migrated to Lahore at the time of partition.

4. Amritsar: A city of India.

5. Raja Sansi: A town located near Amritsar in India.


1. 1947 riots: At the time of the great partition, extreme violence, barbarism and rampage was witnessed. According to an estimate, 400,000 people were died during the riots. More than 75,000 women were abducted and/or raped.

2. 27th December 2007: A famous Pakistani politician, Miss. Benazir Bhutto, was assassinated during an election campaign, and riots were started. Hundreds of people died in three days and more than 2 billion rupees assets were burned down. The bestiality and rage were very similar to that of 1947's.


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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Paraise7: Thank you so much for such kind words and appreciation. Your words motivated me even further. I hope you'll like the story. Looking forward to your further feed backs :)

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      Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      This helped a lot to know what you were talking about in the other chapters. You know, unfortunately this story is universal--it could have taken place in other parts of the world. The bedlam, the insanity of war, revolution; millions dying, misplaced, homeless; the looting and rampage and rape. I hate to say it but this has happened at some time almost everywhere in the world. The way you write about it brings it up close and personal to the reader; you're doing important work here, and I wish you all the best.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Nan Mynatt: Thanks for the apprecation. The next chapter is on its way :) I hope you'll like it.

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      Nan Mynatt 6 years ago

      I marked you up on this one. Good detailed information. There are still so manyy countries that are not free and I don't know how long it will take.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Binaya: Its really great that you have such vast knowledge about another country's history, politics and even geography. Admirable.

      And I hope you will like this story :)

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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      Now I know the details and the background, I'll go through the story. But first let me tell you, I have not read much fictions by Pakistani writers, but abundantly read non-fictions. I'm also aware about Pakistan's history, politics and geography.