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Schooling in Simla

Memories of a challenging childhood recalled with insight and wit

Edited excerpts reproduced from a letter the late jurist Fali Nariman wrote to his fellow "twenty-niner” (both born in 1929) Rusi Sorabji of California. Sorabji shared the missive with Parsiana.  My parents and I came to India as refugees in March 1942 overland since the Governor of Burma Col Sir Reginald Hugh Dorman-Smith had confidently told my father (Sam Nariman) at one of his war council meetings: "We will get rid of the Japanese in a month.” With this exaggerated assurance my father, mother and I left Rangoon for Mandalay in the north (Rangoon was being bombed almost every day), expecting......

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