The socio-political mess that is our names, surnames, and our children's surnames.
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This was such an important piece to write on, thank you for your awesomeness, Mahima.
Loved this piece
Its pretty common in sindhi weddings to immediately change the bride's first name along with obviously taking husband's last name. I was so shocked when some of my cousins' new bride's names were changed in a cringeworthy ceremony..during the nuptial ceremony; the pundit suggests an auspicious alphabet and the whole family decides the new first name.. within matter of minutes you have a whole new name...no one even asks if the new name is okay with the bride!!!