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640, EE/12/13
Ethnic Elders Collection

Speaker: Joshi, Dayashankar, 1936 - , Interviewee, Male, Sweet seller; Compositor;
Speaker: Singh, R., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls early life and education in India as a Brahmin. Describes traveling to Mombassa, Kenya to join father and brother and training as a compositor. Recalls move to Nairobi, Kenya and working on 'Colonial Times' newspaper. Describes starting sweet and restaurant business in Kericho and being joined by the rest of his family. Mentions marriage in 1961 and sending his wife back to India when Kenya gained independence. Recalls decision to move to U.K. alone in 1969. Describes jobs and accommodation in London and Leicester and opening his own sweet shop business.
Place of birth: Jamnagar, India
Education: to matriculation.
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, London
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s,
Language: Gujarati

Recording Date: 21/4/1999
Playing time: 41 mins
Access Restrictions: no consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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