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Links with Lajpur

Many of the elders around Lajpur worked on the railway line to Surat, so had that connection with the British, and then they went to England to work in textiles. My father visited England, but he didn’t like the weather there, living in a small house and having to be inside all the time. So […]

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From Lajpur to Leicester

Abdulhai Garda on the bank of the Mindhola River just outside the village of Lajpur near Surat. It was in the 19th century that people started going from the Surat district to England. In the British times this village, Lajpur, was the capital of the state of Sachin, ruled over by a Nawab who worked […]

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