Parsi Freedom Fighters
Let’s Remember Parsi Freedom Fighters
Maneck Bhujwala, Huntington Beach, Calif.,- Nov 03, 2013
- Letter writer Ramesh Mahajan (I-W, Aug. 16) correctly reminds us to remember our freedom fighters and educate our youth about our culture and heritage, during Independence Day celebrations.
- Many years ago, at an Independence Day celebration, serveral participants dressed up as freedom fighters and gave short monologues about their work. I myself dressed up and played the role of Dadabhai Naoroji, who was from the Parsi Zarathushti community, elected president of the Indian National Congress several times, fought for the rights of Indians from India and England (where he became a member of the British Parliament), and whose advice was sought by Mahatma Gandhi in his dealings with the British.
Courtesy : Manek Bhujwala