Archive / Audio / G.B. Nawalkar

Interview number: 158

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1970-08-25

Length 80 minutes

Condition notes: Clean except for minor microphone noise.

G.B. Nawalkar, businessman with a wide portfolio of responsibilities, gives his view of Gandhi’s call for the salvation of India, with particular emphasis on the reasons for the rise and fall of the Patri-Sarkar element of the Quit India Movement, his subsequent disillusion with politics, and his view of Indian economics.

Coverage notes: Quit India, Patri-Sarkar; ‘No-War’ campaign; Gandhi, ‘The Harijan’; Bombay; Bengal, U.P., Mysore, Maharashtra; gram raj; Kolhapur, Islampur, Sangli; Maratha Empire; Aundh (Aba Pant); Patri, Janata, Toofan Sena; panchayat; Shivaji Park; decentralisation, charkha; 1930-1970