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Hardoon, Silas Aaron (Ṣāliḥ Hārūn)
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Silas Aaron (Ṣāliḥ Hārūn) Hardoon was born in Baghdad around 1851 and emigrated with his father to Bombay in 1865. He worked for David Sassoon & Company (see Sassoon Family) in Hong Kong from 1870 to 1874, then moved on to the International Settlement of Shanghai, where he at first held a lowly job. Although he had no formal education, his exceptional business acumen enabled him to become a partner and manager of E. D. Sassoon and Company (1890–1911). He branched out, dealing mainly in property. When he died his estate, which included most…

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Maisie Meyer, “Hardoon, Silas Aaron (Ṣāliḥ Hārūn)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0009320>
First published online: 2010

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