The Petits’ preeminence

Sir Dinshaw Petit hailed from one of the earliest Parsi families that contributed to the growth and prosperity of Bombay

   Sir Dinshaw Manockjee Petit (above) and (below) the Petit coat of arms     The following edited extract, reprinted from Memoir of Sir Dinshaw Manockjee Petit, First Baronet (1823-1901), Late Member of the Legislative Council of the Governor-General of India and Pioneer of the Textile Industry in Bombay written by S. M. Edwardes and published in 1923, highlights the life and times of an extraordinary Parsi and his family. Parsiana wishes to thank Diana Ratnagar for sending us a copy of the book which decades ago was also gifted to Parsiana by Dinshaw and Homa Petit. Gerald Aungier, governor of Bombay, in a letter......

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