oms

Italian translation: Om

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English term or phrase:oms
Italian translation:Om
Entered by: Serena Arduini

20:53 Oct 14, 2018
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
Science (general) / indian history
English term or phrase: oms
With the end of British rule in
August 1947, the long-standing
animosity between Hindus and
Muslims in Punjab, as in the rest of the Indian subcontinent,
exploded. That year, six years before my grandfather died, the
country was partitioned into India and West and East Pakistan
(now called Bangladesh), along largely sectarian lines. The result
was the largest mass migration in recorded history. Millions
of Hindus trekked into India (my grandfather’s family
among
them). Millions of Muslims went in the opposite direction. The
violence on both sides was unimaginable, with massacres, rapes,
abductions, and forced religious conversions. One victim was
my grandfather’s family’s
priest, whose throat was cut by a
Muslim
gang when he refused to say “Allahu akbar.” “We had
Oms,” my father
explains, pointing to a gray tattoo on his hand.
“No question they would have killed us, too.”
My grandfather and his family
escaped to the border in
bullock-driven
carts along rutted roads, taking whatever
they
could bear. There
was terrible bloodshed along the way. Villages
were
in flames; families left behind
small children
because
they could not carry them. The Indian government had issued
special armed escorts for teenage girls. Even so, some killed
their own daughters
to keep them from being raped.
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Local time: 22:18
Om
Explanation:
Cioè, avevano il simbolo dell'om tatuato sulla pelle: https://simbolisignificato.it/tattoo/simbolo-om
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Serena Arduini
Ireland
Local time: 21:18
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Om


Explanation:
Cioè, avevano il simbolo dell'om tatuato sulla pelle: https://simbolisignificato.it/tattoo/simbolo-om

Serena Arduini
Ireland
Local time: 21:18
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