“Dawood Was My Father”

Almost every historian can spin a tale about how they came to understand themselves in relation to time and place. In Mustafah Dhada’s case, it happened at the knee of Dawood, his father and an esteemed mechanic born in Gujarat in 1916. Our cover image is a detail of Dawood’s British Indian passport, issued when he was 14, before he followed his uncle to East Africa.

Image courtesy Mustafah Dhada

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