Archive / Audio / S. Banker

Interview number: 182

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1972-12-22

Length 79 minutes

Condition notes: Noisy microphone; interview ends abruptly, and there is no side (c) due to a ‘technical fault’ with the next cassette after recording.

S. Banker, Gandhi disciple, talks about the Home Rule League, the Kaira Satyagraha, the textile mill workers’ strike in Ahmedabad (1918), agitation following the Rowlatt Act, and gives an insight into the inner Gandhi while in jail.

Coverage notes: Khadi Board; Charkha Sangh; Mazdoor Mahajan; Besant, Tilak; Khaira; textile mills; Anasuyaben; Hind Swaraj; ‘Young India’, ‘Navjivan’; Khilafat; Parsis; Bardoli, Chauri Chaura; Yeravada; Somali; namaskaar; working class; 1915-1923