Alibhai Mulla Jeevanjee
This series of biographies of some of the key-players in Kenya's modern history describes their individual roles and importance in historical context; and illustrates widely, and to a general readership, their contributions to the historical process, which may be little known outside Kenya. Alibhai Mulla Jeevanjee was born in Pakistan in 1856, and went to East Africa in 1890. He was a pioneering entrepreneur and philanthropist in Kenya, building the Jeevanje Gardens, and most of Nairobi when the city was a sprawling township. He provided many services to the Colonial Government; but grew to challenge the settler regime in search for greater equity and equality of opportunity, for Indians and eventually all Kenyans. He developed the East Africa Indian National Congress, and so laid the foundations for an organised anti-colonial movement.
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administration African Standard Aga Khan Ainsworth Alibhai Mulla Jeevanjee AMJ became AMJ travelled AMJ's Australia Bazaar Bohra Bombay Britain British colonial British East Africa building built Churchill coast Colonial Office Court Dayambai Delamere delegation Desai developed Devonshire Declaration EAINC East Africa Indian Edward Grigg England Europeans Gandhi Governor H.E. Sir Harry Thuku IBEAC immigration Imperial Indian community Indian leaders Indian National Congress Indian rights Indians in East Indians in Kenya injustice interests Jeevanjee Gardens Karachi Kenya Daily Mail Kenya National Archives Kenya's History Kenya's Indians Kilindini Kilindini harbour Kisumu labour land lease Legco London Makers of Kenya's Mombasa Mulla Jeevanjee AMJ Municipal Council Nairobi native newspaper Northey paramountcy park Phadke plot political port presidency Protectorate Queen Victoria's racist attitudes rupees sailed segregation Settlers Sir William Mackinnon struggle territory took Town trade Uganda Railway Victoria villa visited Visram wife wrote Zanzibar