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During the summer holidays, the 20-room house reverberated with the laughter of cousins, friends, relatives of friends and friends of relatives
Arnie Mehta

Extracts from Arnie Mehta’s account of a happy, carefree and fun-filled childhood in their ancestral home in the village of Davier, written for her family, are reprinted here with permission. Davier-Dehri; two names for a village so small and so little known to the outside world, yet to us it was the ancestral home to which we rushed on the very first day of our school vacations. Bombay was where we went to school; my brother Roomi, my sister Roshan and I. I was born in Bombay on November 4, 1936, but spent the first seven years of my life......

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