Roohi Ahmed's work had be returned back to be shown in Karachi. The
map of country as used in the work did not remsemble maps available
locally in Mumbai and people were not ready to exhibit the work on
** map of India : issued by Government of
Hum : Mixed media on paper : 8 x 11 inches
The title reads 'he' + 'meem' = 'hum' - 'he' is the first letter of
the word 'hindu' and 'meem' is the first letter of the word 'muslim',
these two letters when joined together make the word 'hum' which means
'we' or 'us'. A lot of text forms the backdrop to the map and this
has been taken from the page of the dictionary containing the word
hum and all the words which contains hum as their first syllable and
their meanings, like eg., 'hum-asr' meaning of the same period, 'hum-rang'
meaning of the same colour, 'humssaya' meaning neighbours etc. The
two graphs on the left read as follows: the one at the top reads 'political
sentiments' and the one below reads 'peoplesí sentiments'