Dosabhoy Framjee Karaka(1911-1974), Author
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Born in Bombay, Karaka was the grandson of of Dosabhai Framji Karaka, the author of History of the Parsis which, in the late nineteenth century, a definitive study on the Parsee community. Karaka read Law at Lincoln College at the University of Oxford. He became the first President of South Asian origin of the Oxford Union, succeeding his close friend Michael Foot. In 1938 he returned to Bombay, finding employment as a journalist for the Bombay Chronicle, later promoted to the board of Editors. As war correspondent he covered the Second World War and travelled to East India, Burma, the western front and Germany.Following these events he returned to Bombay and founded his own newspaper, The Current.