Interview number: 187
Interviewer: Shanker, Uma
Interview date: 1973-01-12
Length 46 minutes
Condition notes: Noisy microphone; some long gaps, the longer ones reduced here
J.R. Desai, educationist and Gujarati poet, talks about Satyagrahas, jail life and the socio-political scene, and gives an insight into Gandhi’s relations with Vidyapith students and the intelligentsia, especially Kripalani.
Coverage notes: Gujarati Sahitva Parishad; C.N. Vidya Vihar; Broach; Karamvir Prabhu Gandhi; Gukarat literature; Kripalani; dadis, maamis, chachis; Vidyapith; Swadeshi, ‘Sunlighters’; ‘kambakht’; Tagore; khaddar jabba; village women, caste; Parikh; jawari, bhaji, dal, gur, jaggery; Craft; 1920-1972