The search for Afghani history within India takes us into the streets of Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, where Afghani refugees, assisted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, run restaurants that serve up a delicate Afghani cuisine.
Although notoriously well-known for conflict today, Afghanistan’s history with India is outlined by language, architecture and politics. Many Afghans reside behind entrepreneurial establishments and universities in Northern India, giving us a glimpse of that historical connection between the two countries.
After the attacks of 26/11, economic growth and tourist spots take top priority for security while street ventures and the mass transit centers like Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus -one of the targets of the attacks- are left unattended by the state.
The Afghan students at Pune University discuss their personal histories as well as their perceptions on what Afghanistan as a country means to them.