Delhi’s Afghan connect: A glimpse into Afghan culture and food
HT City lensman Shivam Saxena captures glimpses of Afghan culture and food in the bylanes of Delhimore lifestyle Updated: Jan 05, 2017 09:11 IST
A big part of India’s beauty comes from the different people that have made her their home. One such example is that of Afghan refugees — more than 14,000 — who have now settled in different parts of India. The exodus began when war broke out between USSR and Afghanistan in 1978, and gathered momentum when United States invaded the country in 2001.
Many of these migrants have settled in the Capital and reside in areas such as Lajpat Nagar, Bhogal and Saket, have made a prosperous life for themselves. They’ve opened Afghan departmental stores, clothing stores, restaurants and Afghan bakeries. Over the years, they have managed to make themselves a part of Delhi, and still maintain their uniqueness. This is their story.
First Published: Jan 04, 2017 18:08 IST