Dastaan – story of India’s partition

Dastaan – story of India’s partition

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Horse-drawn baggis on dirt parts, with mustard fields stretching on both sides; villagers discussing weather, the year’s crop, and marriages in town in crisp Urdu with a distinct Punjabi accent; the division of a land and people, punctuated with rapes, assaults, killings and mass displacement. And amidst all this, the turbulent love story of a young girl and her fiancée. Dastaan is a 23-episode show based on Razia Butt’s acclaimed novel, Bano. Broadcast on Pakistan’s Hum TV in 2010, the serial is one of the finest works produced on partition in contemporary cinema and became extremely popular in the country,

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