Archive / Audio / G.A. DESHPANDE

Interview number: 124

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1970-02-24

Length 91 minutes

Condition notes: Microphone handling noises throughout.

Shri Gopal Appaji Deshpande (popularly Tatya Saheb) tells of his part in the Non-cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movements in Maharashtra. He was the general secretary of the MPCC (1934-50), was connected with the Congress Women’s Organisation and the Rashtria Seva Dal, and as the Sarvodya Sanchalak, implemented the ‘village uplift’ scheme in Poona District.

Coverage notes: Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience, Maharashtra; MPCC; Congress Women’s Organisation; ‘Quit India’; Individual CD; Rashtra Seva Dal; village Congress; Sarvodya Sanchalak, ‘village uplift’, Poona; 1918-1961