A Life in Bombay, 1943 to 1986
Farah’s cutting-edge gender reassignment surgery in 1976 created a sensation, as she was already well known as a pioneering lecturer on Western Classical Music Appreciation and a freelance journalist.
This is her astonishing, frank and unique story, honestly and movingly describing her many passions, experiences and travels around India. A moving portrayal of life in Bombay until the Eighties, belonging to a very special and distinct community little known outside of India, namely the Parsis, originally from Persia. It is a portrait of a wonderful and very special city in a joyfully creative and fascinating era, now sadly gone forever, although as every person who grew up in Bombay will attest, once the city becomes a part of you, it is there forever.
Many of you in India will have personally met and known Farah Rustom in Bombay (as it was then called) and followed her unique personal story. Farah has just released a book, titled “Becoming Farah”. I encourage you to buy and read it. It is available on Amazon in the paperback and/or kindle version. Thank you.