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The trader

Inayet Akbarally tells the remarkable story of his great grandfather Careemjee Jafferjee and how he became the first member of the Dawoodi Bohra community to come to Ceylon in 1830. A proud and loyal ‘Peterite’, he reflects on the days when where you went to school trumped ethnicity and even religion. Photography by Alefiya Akbarally and Kannan Arunasalam.