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I GREW UP in the foothills of a mountain in Kashmir. This mountain has two names. One name is Shankaracharya and the other one is Takht-i-Sulaiman, meaning the throne of Solomon. I was a kid, so I wasn't really paying attention that it was referred to by two names, or that these were two different names coming from two different religious streams and histories. I lived with my maternal grandfather and he was the one who raised me. Growing up, I kind of knew personally who I was and what my family wanted me to do. 

I GREW UP in the foothills of a mountain in Kashmir. This mountain has two names. One name is Shankaracharya and the other one is Takht-i-Sulaiman, meaning the throne of Solomon. I was a kid, so I wasn't really paying attention that it was referred to by two names, or that these were two different names coming from two different religious streams and histories. I lived with my maternal grandfather and he was the one who raised me. Growing up, I kind of knew personally who I was and what my family wanted me to do. 

I GREW UP in the foothills of a mountain in Kashmir. This mountain has two names. One name is Shankaracharya and the other one is Takht-i-Sulaiman, meaning the throne of Solomon. I was a kid, so I wasn't really paying attention that it was referred to by two names, or that these were two different names coming from two different religious streams and histories. I lived with my maternal grandfather and he was the one who raised me. Growing up, I kind of knew personally who I was and what my family wanted me to do. 

I GREW UP in the foothills of a mountain in Kashmir. This mountain has two names. One name is Shankaracharya and the other one is Takht-i-Sulaiman, meaning the throne of Solomon. I was a kid, so I wasn't really paying attention that it was referred to by two names, or that these were two different names coming from two different religious streams and histories. I lived with my maternal grandfather and he was the one who raised me. Growing up, I kind of knew personally who I was and what my family wanted me to do.