Image and Narrative contributed by Minal Hajratwala, Bengaluru
This image was photographed when my second cousin, Dalpat Kapitan and his family were at the airport, en route to a family vacation in India. This was also at the height of “petty apartheid” in South Africa, when all public places were being segregated. Kapitan and his family owned a restaurant in Durban, South Africa, and his father and my Great great uncle, G.C. Kapitan is credited with inventing the fava-bean version of the “bunny chow.” The bunny chow, a loaf of bread filled with curry, is considered by some to be South Africa’s national dish.
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RKhambhaita11 Nov 2014
Interesting image and context. My grandfather was thrown off the 1st/2nd section of a train while on holiday in SA in the 50s! I’ve had the bunny chow about 15 years ago in a shop called Patel’s. Good memories of Durban.
Dev Kumar Vasudevan19 Oct 2010
This is truly a historic photograph. The cruelty of apartheid can be seen in this photograph.