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Bombay

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699999
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0019
Bombay

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During her visit to Bombay, the author stayed at the house of the Chief Justice, Faiz Tyebji. In Bombay she met many women at various events, including a lecture at the Princess Victoria Mary Gymkhana Hall and a meeting of all the clubs in the Unity Club hall. During the Unity Club meeting, a woman sang Bande Mataram (Hail, Mother). The author was then treated to entertainment when a famous Hindu cinema star danced for her. Afterwards, she went to see the Hindu Social Service Centre in Bombay, the best known and best organized in India. She also had memorable encounters with several men in Bombay: at the garden party on a grand scale; the lecture in a public hall, presided over by the Mayor; and the Intercommunal Dinner on the roof of the same public building. Bombay was her last itinerary in India.

Keywords: Bombay; Faiz Tyebji; Princess Victoria Mary Gymkhana Hall; Unity Club; Bande Mataram; Hindu Social Service Centre

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Subjects: Literature

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