Bharat Katha

"Bharat Katha" is a collection of real stories of real people from India.

Bhārat is the official Sanskrit name of India, Bhārat Ganarājya, and the name is derived from the ancient Indian texts, the Puranas.

Katha (story) is a folk narrative style of story telling.

Bharat Katha is a journey to the heart of India, crossing language, cultural and regional boundaries. These stories are from all different kinds of people about their lives, their views and their beliefs -- beliefs which have been held together through generations.

How do I find them? - I'd like to think I found them but in truth... most of the time they are waiting to be found to share their story - The India Story.

Who am I ? - I am a man with a camcorder.

The story of a Hindu king of Muslim Pakistan, Rana Hamir Singh of Amarkot Sindh.

Meet Rana Hamir Singh Sodha, the present Rana of what was once the kingdom of Amarkot. Rana Hamir Singh Sodha is one of the last remaining Hindus in Pakistan. He shares with us the story behind why they decided to stay in Pakistan while the rest of Rajputs decided to leave to set up new homes in India after the 1947 Partition.

Despite the separation, he frequently visits India for family gatherings. I found him in Jaipur when he came to celebrate the birthday of his niece. Rana Hamir usually wears his traditional Rajputana attire although while travelling he prefers to wear camouflage as he finds it comfortable. During our conversation, he opened up that he was schooled in India until his early teens and mostly stayed with his Rajput relative who was in the Indian army, and he only had seen the civilian life after he returned back and had to start a new life in Amarkot. He not only had to learn the mannerism and etiquettes of the Amarkot Dhaat kingdom but had to learn new languages as well - Dhaati, Sindhi among a few.

So, sit back and enjoy the story of Rana Hamir Singh of Amarkot Dhaat. with English, French, German, Italian and Spanish subtitles.
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