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2267, EM/128
EMOHA project

Speaker: Wadher, A, 1934 - 0, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Nagar, A, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Outlines how parents left India for Uganda for better prospects, 1939. Gives impression of early years in Uganda up to Independence, 1962, when local attitudes hardened towards Asian Ugandans. Recalls being frightened, gives example of police curruption. Explains that father had been in British army, family were British citizens. Outlines progress from refugee camp in Wales, job as mechanic in Birmingham, job as cable joiner in Leicester. Recalls early struggles with weather, advantage of speaking English, impressions of Leicester. Comments on family all being local so no intention to move.
Place of birth: India
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Language: English

Recording Date: 2/5/2002
Playing time: 57 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Cross Reference:

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