Archive / Audio / M.M. BEGG

Interview number: 198

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1974-07-03

Length: 27 minutes

Condition notes: Some playback speed issues, switch and microphone noise.

M.M. Begg, educationist, gives a very detailed eye-witness account of the Muslim evacuation camps in Delhi during September to November, 1947.

Coverage notes: evacuee camps; curfew; ration cards; Purana Qila; Nizamuddin station; Humayun’s Tomb; K.B. Lal; I.A.S.; Gurkha; qawwali parties; Bhairon Temple; Ajmeri Gate; Sept.- Nov.,1947