Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

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Created: 2013-09-09 16:04
Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies
Editors' group: Editors group for "Centre of South Asian Studies".
Description: A collection of interviews conducted in the 1970s and 1980s with both Indian and British people describing their experiences of life in British India, the events leading up to independence in 1947 and the early years of independent India and Pakistan. Covers all aspects of South Asian society, from a wide range of perspectives and includes interviews with prominent figures in the movements for independence, senior civil servants, labourers, poets, writers, broadcasters, soldiers etc. There are a total of 400 interviews, all transcribed, totalling over 1,000 hours of recordings.
 

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Interview 001: Mary Thatcher


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Interview with Miss Mary Thatcher, the original archivist at the Centre of South Asian Studies, Laundress Lane, Cambridge

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 23 Sep 2013


Interview 002a - E.L. Turner (part 1 of 2)


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The state of the printing industry in Bombay in the 1920s, in particular The Times of India, and its connection with The Sun Engraving Company, Watford
British civilian life in...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 23 Sep 2013


Interview 002b - E.L. Turner (part 2 of 2)


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The state of the printing industry in Bombay in the 1920s, in particular The Times of India, and its connection with The Sun Engraving Company, Watford
British civilian life in...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 23 Sep 2013


Interview 003a - Bishop W.Q. Lash (part 1 of 2)


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Bishop Lash was prominent in the Ashram Movement in India. He took over the Christa Prema Seva Sangha in 1934 and became Bishop of Bombay in 1947.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 23 Sep 2013


Interview 003b - Bishop W.Q. Lash (part 2 of 2)


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Bishop Lash was prominent in the Ashram Movement in India. He took over the Christa Prema Seva Sangha in 1934 and became Bishop of Bombay in 1947.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 23 Sep 2013


Interview 004 - Mrs J. Lash


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Mrs Joan Lash, wife of an ADC to the Governor of Madras, talks about everyday life in India - her children, health and the living conditions they faced. 1863-1945.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 23 Sep 2013


Interview 005a - Gen. K.B. Rana (part 1 of 2)


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Home Secretary and Private Secretary to the King of Nepal - History of Nepal and history of his own part in Nepalese Government affairs. During the Second World War he commanded a...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 23 Sep 2013


Interview 005b - Gen. K.B. Rana (part 2 of 2)


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Home Secretary and Private Secretary to the King of Nepal - History of Nepal and history of his own part in Nepalese Government affairs. During the Second World War he commanded a...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 23 Sep 2013


Interview 006 - Mrs E.M. Becher


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Wife of Railway Engineer; 41 mins; 1976; M. Thatcher; Poona; Ootacamund; domestic life; children; 1929-1945

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 23 Sep 2013


Interview 007 - F.G. Alderson-Smith


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His life and work on tea estates in Ceylon, includes references to his war service with the Fleet Air Arm and his duties in civilian life as a Justice of the Peace and Unofficial...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 24 Sep 2013


Interview 008a - C.H. Barry (part 1 of 4)


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Very interesting account of the career in education of an Englishman in India. He resuscitated the nearly defunct Aitchison College, Lahore. He left India in 1946, fearing the...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 24 Sep 2013


Interview 008c - C.H. Barry (part 3 of 4)


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Very interesting account of the career in education of an Englishman in India. He resuscitated the nearly defunct Aitchison College, Lahore. He left India in 1946, fearing the...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 24 Sep 2013


Interview 009a - J. Masters (part 1 of 3)


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John Masters (1914-1983) was an English officer in the British Army, and a novelist. His works are noted for their treatment of the British Empire. Probably his best-known work is...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 24 Sep 2013


Interview 009b - J. Masters (part 2 of 3)


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John Masters (1914-1983) was an English officer in the British Army, and a novelist. His works are noted for their treatment of the British Empire. Probably his best-known work is...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 24 Sep 2013


Interview 009c - J. Masters (part 3 of 3)


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John Masters (1914-1983) was an English officer in the British Army, and a novelist. His works are noted for their treatment of the British Empire. Probably his best-known work is...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 24 Sep 2013


Interview 010a - F. & M. Hunter (part 1 of 4)


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Part of the Hunter Collection, which includes photographs, ciné films, and postcards from around 1922-37.
Jhansi, Naini Tal, Dehra Dun, Meerut.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 24 Sep 2013


Interview 010b - F. & M. Hunter (part 2 of 4)


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Part of the Hunter Collection, which includes photographs, ciné films, and postcards from around 1922-37.
Jhansi, Naini Tal, Dehra Dun, Meerut.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 24 Sep 2013


Interview 010c - F. & M. Hunter (part 3 of 4)


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Part of the Hunter Collection, which includes photographs, ciné films, and postcards from around 1922-37.
Jhansi, Naini Tal, Dehra Dun, Meerut.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: oral history collection

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 24 Sep 2013


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