Interview number: 209
Interviewer: Shanker, Uma
Interview date: 1975-09-01
Length 123 minutes
Condition notes: Noisy microphone; variations in volume (adjusted on-the-fly) and in stereo balance; side(b) – 27 seconds of silence removed at 42:12
D. Das Gupta, politician, talks of Bengal’s politics, influences dividing Bengal, pre/post Partition riots, Seva Sangh in Calcutta and Noahkali, the Shanti Sena and Mukti Bahini, pre/post Bangladesh Independence, and Mujibur Rahman.
Coverage notes: Bengal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Pakhtoonistan; Hindus, Muslims; ‘Amrita Bazaar Patrika’; Congress; Jugantar Party, Radical Party; Calcutta; Bhanga, Faridpur, Jessore, Barisa, Khulna; Barrackpore, Midnapore, 24-Parganas; Illiteracy Removal; ‘Direct Action’; ‘the Great Calcutta Killing’; genocide; artificial famine; holocaust; Noakhali; Seva Sangh; Shanti Sena; Mukti Bahini; Imperialists; jute mills, jute belt; vested interests; basti; goondas; kurta; sanyasi; Sonar Bangla; Suhrawardy; Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; I.N.A.; 1931-1975