Archive / Audio / U. Kalbag

Interview number: 225

Interviewer: Gandhi, Arun

Interview date: 1970-09-11

Length 23 minutes

Condition notes: Background noise, variable volume.

U. Kalbag, ‘Times of India’ reporter, describes the agitation for separate statehood in Gujarat and Maharashtra, culminating in the Flora Fountain gang warfare in Bombay, 1956.

Coverage notes: Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bombay State; separate statehood, linguistic division; Flora Fountain, [Hutatma Chowk], Martyr’s Memorial; Home Guard, State Reserve Police; Janmabhoomi journalist; Kalbadevi; St George’s Hospital; 1956