Journal No.57 (82 pages: 1990)

 This issue of the K R Cama Oriental Institute Journal is devoted to a single paper by Ms Claire Hancock – ‘The Life & Works of Shapurji Saklatvala.’ This piece was written as a dissertation submitted as part fulfilment of Ms. Hancock’s pursuance of a B.A. with honours degree from the Theology Faculty of the University of Manchester.


Describing in depth the parliamentary career and political work of Shapurji Saklatvala, the third Parsi member of the British House of Commons after Naoroji and Bhawnagree, Ms Hancock ably portrays this idealist as being a relentless worker for the rights of the downtrodden.

Saklatvala’s involvement with India during the freedom movement and particularly his relationship with Mahatma Gandhi is skilfully portrayed. Details of his personal life having been provided by the subject’s daughter, Sehri, give the reader a greater insight into this man who was the nephew of Jamsetji N Tata.

This article is very welcome since until now, very little has been written about Saklatwala’s life.

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