Recollections of Aden

Itamar Cohen’s lecture on Aden at the Asiatic Society on July 14, 2022 reminded me of Soonamai Desai’s observations regarding her Parsi relatives in Aden on her brief stopover there while on her way to Europe and England from her native Navsari. She had written an account of her travels in Gujarati which I have translated into English. Soonamai wrote: "We approached Aden on the evening of Monday, June 22, 1931. Long before the port came into view we could see the mountains looming ahead of us. I waited on deck for my relative Edalji Pestonji’s family to fetch me.......

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