Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Hindocha, Lila, 1960 - , Interviewee, Female, Retail worker; Clerical worker;
Speaker: Lee, L., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls coming to Britain in 1984 with new husband from India. Describes life with in-laws, work and husband's depression. Recalls leaving husband, deciding to stay in England and getting help to find accommodation and work. Mentions difficulty with English language on arrival, little support in learning English and going to college for typing course. Comments on not encountering racial prejudice and maintaining own culture. Comments on stigma of divorce in India and difficulties with making friends because of this.
Place of birth: Ahmedabad, India
Marital Status: Divorced, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 26/11/1986
Playing time: 1, hr 8 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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