As the country was tearing itself apart, a woman in Punjab went to absurd lengths to save eight innocent lives….
Twenty-six-year-old Balraj Verma sat restlessly in the Ministry of Education office in Delhi, where he was employed as a clerk.
The year was 1947. There was unrest everywhere in the capital. Thousands of Muslims were fleeing the city while Hindu and Sikh refugees were pouring in from Pakistan. Refugee camps sprang up all around Delhi. Educational institutions had turned into camps for the émigrés.