South Asian Love in Today’s America

How the Heer-Ranjhas of the past have influenced the conception of love in the Desi community today

“And Heer replied to her father, ‘As wine-bibbers cannot desert the bottle, as opium-eaters cannot live without opium, so I cannot live without Ranjha. As the stain of mango juice cannot be washed away from clothes, so the stain of love cannot be erased when once the heart has fallen a victim…”

Waris Shah