Kanpur, my Stockholm Syndrome by Adeeba Lari

Poem on Kanpur

I was fifteen when I first read about Stockholm syndromean act where the hostage falls in love with the captor,and suddenly it all made sense. The feeling that bubbled inside my belly whenever someone said your name, the way my hands went cold when I thought about other places, the shrillness of my Amma’s voice when I mumbled about …

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