Archive / Audio / MRS CROOKSHANK

Interview number: 072

Interviewer: Thatcher, Mary

Interview date: 1976-06-16

Length 71 minutes

Condition notes: Clean

Mrs. Crookshank’s husband (uncle, Sir Henry Stokes, cousin Sir Hopetoun Stokes – see CSAS archives) was at one time in the First World War, Curator of the Museum in Calcutta, lecturer in geology at the University, and Director of the Geological Survey of India. His family had been I.C.S. in Madras, but Mrs. Crookshank knew little of India and nothing of under-canvas touring in the jungles of Central Provinces. She relates her experiences to Mary Thatcher.

Coverage notes: Bastar, Jagdalpur, Madras, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Alwar, Quetta; jungle, tour, camp; aboriginals, junglis; clothes, cooking, hygiene, illnesses; tigers; Independence; Hindu/Muslims; Calcutta killings; 1921-1956