logo image Visual & Oral history of the Indian Subcontinent via family archives

33 – The Sindhi Ladies Association

The Sindhi Ladies Club Committee, Sri Lanka. 1951

Image and Text contributed by Sunder Mirchandani

Colombo consisted of a small Sindhi Community – they were mainly traders/shopkeepers, who lived there since the 1940s. My mother, Sita Mirchandani (second from right) was a founding member and a secretary in the committee. All meetings were occasions to dress up and show off their latest saris, fashion and styles. Fourth from left stands Kamala Hirdaramani  (President) –  proudly displaying a then in style purse.

You might also like

113 - The school that never differentiated between rich and poor
128 - Christmas and New Year in Bokaro Steel City
148 - Picnic at Juhu Beach

Leave a Reply