The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

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A. S. Limaye - 1970


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Describes how she left teacher training to become a part of the Quit India movement in 1942, then was imprisoned in Poona. Gives a vivid account of experiences in a women’s jail....

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


B. V. Chavan - 1971


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Leading member of the Quit India movement who masterminded and conducted the Poona Capital Cinema bombing in 1942.

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


Bishop Newbigin - 1978


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Interview with a figure well-known for his work on the use of Tamil

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


Bishop W Q Lash - 1974


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Describes meeting with Gandhi while imprisoned in Poona. Discusses Gandhi’s fasting. Goes on to describe the impact of independence on the European community of Bombay, covering,...

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


G. P. Nene - 1970


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Talks about the decision over whether to choose Hindi or Hindustani as the official national language of India.

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


Jagmohan Mitra - 1970


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Composer and singer of light music recalls his experiences of meeting Gandhi, revealing how the latter was keen to use music to educate children. This inspired him to make...

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


Language documentary


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Short documentary prepared by the Centre for South Asian Studies covering some of the linguistic highlights in the collection.

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


Miss Anu Bandhopadhya - 1969


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A teacher in Kasturba camp, she toured with Gandhi following an outbreak of communal riots in East Bengal and discusses her experiences.

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


Mrs Hall & Mrs Garrod - 1978


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Discussion between two women on their very different experiences of the Raj. This section explores the snobbery of higher society.

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


Mrs P. Lacey - 1981


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Organiser of Bihar and Orissa National Council of Women speaks about her work and the issues that women faced at the time. Describes how, as a British organisation, the Council...

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


Mrs S. Madan - 1971


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Describes visit of Gandhi to her childhood home and his specific appeals to garner women’s support for his cause in the 1920s. Became an activist against British rule from her...

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


Mrs. Katherine Mullan - 1973


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The wife of an ICS officer describes her day-to-day life as a wife and mother in Assam

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


S. R. Tikekar - 1969


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A veteran of the Dandhi salt march, one of the 79 volunteers who took part. Describes how, at first, the project appeared futile and Gandhi became more desperate as he failed to...

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


Tamang Language - 1974


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Interview in a school in Nepal demonstrating the Tamang vocabulary and structure compared with Nepali and accompanied by English translations.

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009


V. B. Gogate - 1970


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Detailed account of the motivation behind the Hotson assassination attempt in 1931 from the assassin himself. His full description of what happened.

Collection: The Centre of South Asian Studies: Oral History Collection

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 12 Aug 2009