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Fresh emigrants to Bombay

My great-grandparents Tavadappa Talwar and Laxmibai Talwar. Bombay, Bombay Presidency, (now Maharashtra) Circa 1900

Image and Narrative Contributed by Manorath Palan, Mumbai

My great-grand parents Tavadappa Talwar and Laxmibai Talwar migrated to Bombay from Mangalore, Karnataka in the early 1900’s. Cultures like the Marathas were unheard of for a native of Mangalore, yet my great-grandparents adopted the native Maharashtrian attire and culture without any compulsion or threat from the locals, as opposed to the present situation in India. This picture was taken weeks into their moving to Bombay, sometime in the early 1900s.


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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Was you great-grandmother Mrs.Laxmibai K.Talwar and their address at then Bombay, DIAS LODGE, GRANT ROAD BOMBAY -7 somewhere around the 50s’?
    If so will you please get in touch with me@
    nyll87@gmail.com

  2. Hi
    It would be great if you could give us more about their lives in Mumbai and the way they adapted to the life here.

  3. “THANK YOU” FOR PRESERVING A PART OF OUR HISTORY , TO BE GIVEN TO OUR CHILDREN”

  4. thanks for preserving this copy and sharing it on the net N DEEPAK TALWAR MANGALORE

  5. i thought it was a lovely, graceful photo..

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