Essay on Karachi
Like the city of Zaira, Karachi contains its past between layers of memories, each having a narrative of its own replete with personal history and anecdotes that help us understand the city for what it was and how it has changed over the years.
In his essay on Karachi, In the Eye of the Storm, the author introduces us to the Saddar of his youth. His essay reveals a …show more content…
Post-Independence of Pakistan in 1947 refugee migrants poured into Karachi from India settling in with their families in Saddar district. By the 1960s the population explosion in the city center nessacitated the development of housing colonies at the periphery of Saddar and its environs. As a result some of the oldest families in the district slowly moved out into the housing colonies abandoning some of the most beautiful period mansions of the colonial era or selling them off for commercial use. Even today a walk downtown saddar one is pleasantly surprised to find rundown period buildings above street level, behind banners of commodity stores that almost entirely cover the ground floor level of