#17: Showing Compassion and Empathy in Times of Crisis
The story of the author’s grandmother’s family during the Partition of India in 1947 is a powerful reminder of the human cost of conflict and the importance of compassion and empathy in times of crisis. In the midst of the violence and chaos that erupted during this period, the author’s great-grandfather displayed remarkable bravery and compassion by intervening to protect a Muslim family from harm.
Despite the risks involved, he helped them leave the village and make their way to Pakistan. Unfortunately, the fate of this family remains unknown, but their story serves as a powerful reminder of the devastating impact of conflict on ordinary people caught in the crossfire. It’s a testament to the resilience and humanity of those who refuse to be divided by hate and violence, even in the darkest of times.