" My mother, studied with some Sikh ladies, and she would always remember those women very fondly and the time at the college very fondly for the rest of her life. when it was time for her to come to Pakistan, they gave her a kirpan and said to her, if any Sikh approach you show them this and they will leave you alone. At that time a lot of Sikh and Muslim men were going around in gangs and attacking people. That probably saved her life. I still have it upstairs.."