Maya Malhotra

Born: 27th January 1937

Agra, India

Date of interview: 7th June 2006

Map showing where Maya Malhotra came from

What was it like living in a big family in a large house?

I think it's very difficult for people to imagine here because the social set up in this country is very, very different. When I look back at my childhood now, I see the children in this country and I think we have a lot lot happier time when we were children, though we may not have as many things as the children of today wanted. I mean the materialistic things, the very expensive toys and all that. We may not have that but we were quite happy and contented playing with each other, looking after each other and you know there were ... I won't say that we didn't quarrel, we did quarrel [laughs] but not any no trace of jealousy and, something like this. So we, I have a very happy childhood memories which I brought with me when I came here. And then, I ... came to here, in this country. I was twenty nine year old when I came to this country.