Interview number: 084
Interviewer: Thatcher, Mary
Interview date: 1980-07-04
Length 80 minutes
Condition notes: Recording starts after beginning of conversation, otherwise clean
Wives Betty Le Brocq (Police), Monica Macpherson (Army), Florence Mieklejohn (Forestry), in conversation with Mary Thatcher; they talk about some of the pleasures and difficulties of living there, the advantages of learning the local language, the customs (purdah), the climate, health (the lethargy), war work, traditions kept up after Independence, the poverty (and help), the devotion of servants, the rush to Partition.
Coverage notes: Bengal, Punjab, U.P., Assam; language; purdah; health (lethargy); war work; Partition; servants; homesickness; poverty; 1927-1948