West London





Bhadrabala Vadgama

Emigrated to UK 1973

Education: BA [Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda - external London] 1963;
Dip. Ed. [Nairobi] 1966;
Dip. Library & Information Science [London] 1974

Occupation: Teacher in various schools in Zanzibar and Kenya until 1973
Librarian: Inner London Education Authority 1975-77
Librarian in charge: Multicultural Library & Information Centre, London
Borough of Wandsworth 1977-1999 (Retired since 1999)
Won a National Award for my library services to Ethnic minorities 1997.
Freelance translator from English into Gujarati. Translated Government
information leaflets and more than 80 children’s bilingual stories.

Hobbies: Yoga, creative writing and translation in both English and Gujarati, Indian music, dance, drama, travel

Voluntary work: Member of a School Board of Governors in London Borough of Croydon Chair of Asian Women’s Group, Croydon

Founder member and Chair :
The EC of Aashyana -a Housing Scheme for Asian elderly people in Croydon.

Held posts as the Secretary General, President and currently am the Vice

President of Gujarati Literary Academy, UK