Archive / Audio / M. DESAI

Interview number: 2443

Interviewer: Gandhi, Arun

Interview date: 1969-10-10

Length 55 minutes

Condition notes: Poor quality recording – indistinct voice; background noise. Recorded in Hindi, transcription is loose interpretation, page timings approximate

Mrinalini Desai, social worker/authoress, narrates her story of how, as a young girl, she took a small part in the Freedom Movement’s successful attempt to blow up the munitions factory at Kirkee, Poona, in 1943.

Coverage notes: Kirkee, Poona; Gymkhana area, Lakdi Pool, Jogeshwari Temple; Ganesh, Diwali, Sankrant Festivals; Kirkee Munitions Factory; Yervada jail, Hindalga jail; 1942-1943