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Madhapuris are big travellers

People from Madhapur are very broadminded. They were the first to go to Africa, the first to go on to the UK. You name it, they went there. Then people like my great grandfather from Sukhpar (near Madhapur in Kutch) followed them. They all went in small boats from ports like Jamnagar and Mandvi, and […]

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Pipaldara to Bradford – via Mombasa!

I’m from Pipaldara, near Surat in Gujarat, where there are many people of the Khalifa community. In the old days our main job was cutting hair. Now people do different jobs: some are farmers, some are agricultural labourers with sugar cane, some are weavers and some still cut hair. They commute to the nearby town, […]

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