Bomanji ni Bella

A wealthy Parsi barrister called Bomanji Captain, though married, was a lonely heart in Rangoon in the dying years of the 19th century. In 1899, when Bomanji was a sprightly 48, a Goan Christian named Jones landed in Rangoon with his comely allegedly Parsi wife called Rebekah (though she claimed her original name was Meherbai). She was employed by Bomanji as his housekeeper. Bomanji was known throughout Rangoon to be a man with a large heart. He provided her comfortable independent accommodation and the best physician available to look after her. She gave birth to a child called Bella. Soon......

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