Meher's Maternal Grandparents, Jal and Bakhtavar
This is a colorized photograph of Meher's maternal grandparents, Jal and Bakhtavar. Meher shares: "Jal-pappa passed away the same year I was born, so I didn't really know him, but we used to visit my grandma Bakhtavar on weekends by taking the train to Andheri."
Meher's Paternal Grandparents, Jehangir and Goola
This is a photograph of Jehangir and Goola, Meher's paternal grandparents who lived in the same house as her while she was growing up. She shared that she was very close to her grandmother especially. She shares: "She was the one who taught me my parsee prayers.
Meher's Parents, Roshan and Fali
This is a photograph Meher took of her parents, Roshan and Fali, before she left India. She remembers taking it using only window light, in her parents' bedroom. She can tell they were dressed up to go somewhere special. Her mom loved wearing pearls and her dad would not be wearing a tie unless he had to.
Meher Oral History Interview
The interview was conducted as part of SAADA'S ACFP 2021-2022. This interviewee discussed her early life in Bombay, India. She described her memories of her childhood neighborhood and family life. She also shared her migration experience of coming to the United States on August 15th, 1990 and working as a librarian in Santa Rosa.