Interview number: 210
Interviewer: Shanker, Uma
Interview date: 1975-08-19
Length 243 minutes
Condition notes: Noisy microphone; variable volume and audio quality
B.C. Lal, journalist, author, traveller, talks of his life as a journalist in India, Britain and Japan, the Naujawan Bharat Sabha, riots and refugees in Punjab and Delhi, and of his travels in the Americas during World War II.
Coverage notes: Lahore; Delhi; Sargodha, West Punjab; ‘The Vanishing Empire’; National Weaving College; Bhagat Singh; ‘Darpan’, ‘Bande Matram’, ‘Hindustan Times’; jattha; Akalis, Jaito, Nabha; tehsil; Sikhs, Granth Sahib; Naujawan Bharat Sabha; ‘ullu’; dastarkhan; hookah, chillum; chattak,s; chana; atta; pera; pakoras; maun brat; churidar pyjamas; jadu; Kaffir; zid; Tagore; England, Ireland, California, Mexico, Japan; Tommies; MacSwiney; Bose; Gandhi; Nehru; passports, visas, customs; 1915-1975