Archive / Audio / S.A. AYER

Interview number: 172

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1972-04-28

Condition notes: Noisy microphone handling and switch.

S.A. Ayer, Reuters correspondent, member of the Azad Hind cabinet, talks of the 1922 Gandhi trial; the Prince of Wales boycott; Chandra Bose and the Azad Hind government; the INA retreat from Rangoon; Chandra Bose’s death; the Red Fort trials; Britain’s decision to leave India.

Coverage notes: 1922 Gandhi trial, Broomfield; Nehru; Chandra Bose, Azad Hind; INA retreat from Rangoon; Bose’s death; Rahman; Red Fort trials; Bhulabhai Desai; Indian Independence League; Indian Defence League; Japanese; Singapore; Rangoon; Bangkok; Burma; Ki Jai; Jai Hind; Rani of Jhansi; 1921-1971