In Search of Paradise

A Saga of Courage, Resilience and Resistance

by Dr. Manjula K. Patel


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 21-12-2023

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 558
ISBN : 9781543709162
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 558
ISBN : 9781543709179
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 558
ISBN : 9781543709186

About the Book

In Search Of Paradise is the saga of courage, resilience and resistance of the daredevils of Gujarat, India. The Kharvas, Bhatias, Lohanas, Patels, Baniyas and people from many other communities sailed in search of paradise when India was battling through severe famine and Cholera epidemic. Surviving the stormy seas, the attacks from the sea pirates, the attacks of the wild animals, the barbaric attacks from the natives of the then uncivilized dark country, through sheer determination, they settled down, trained the natives to the civilized ways and prospered. Sometimes a single Indian opened his shop in the untrodden upcountry, attracted and taught the ways of the world to the native people who were like unplowed earth. The author was born and brought up in Tanzania, taught at a girl’s school and is an eyewitness of the development of the country. She remembers how during the Second World War the German East Africa was attacked and captured by the British renaming it the British East Africa. The stories in the book are authentic and told either by surviving early emigrants or their family members. The author interviewed them and collected the stories during her visits to Dar-es-Salaam.

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