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From East Pakistan to Cambridge

'My Parent's Story' - By Shahida Rahman

My name is Shahida Rahman. I was born and raised in Cambridge where I still live. I’m author, writer and publisher. I am married and have four children. I’m also on the board of trustees at Cambridge Central Mosque. My family has been part of the fabric of Cambridge for over 60 years. My late father arrived in Cambridge in 1957 and my mother in 1964. Here is their story:


“In the absence of truth-telling ignorance flourishes. When the truth is told, society and humanity grow wiser, stronger and more compassionate,”
Lascar, by Shahida Rahman

More details about Shahida’s work can be found at 

Cambridge South Asian History Month was launched by Cambridge City Council on 15 June 2020. Join the conversation on our facebook page @CamSouthAsianHistory


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