Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Desai, Jyohindra, 1910 - , Interviewee, Male, Headteacher;
Speaker: Carter, Monica, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls coming to England in 1937 to train as a teacher in London at the Institute of Education. Describes teaching practice in Camden Town, London and his experience of English culture while studying. Describes return to India and teaching at a boys' school in Bombay. Talks about cultural differences, the Indian caste system and the influence of school on children. Mentions birth control education in India. Comments on the cultural entertainment available to Indian people in England and promotion of Indian culture in British schools. Mentions the school he taught at in Bombay. Comments on schools he taught at in England when he was training to be a teacher.
Place of birth: India
Education: Institute of Education, London
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: Town/Place: London
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s,
Recording Date: 12/7/1985
Playing time: 15 mins
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
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