Archive / Audio / C.L. Paliwal

Interview number: 195

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1974-04-11

Length 91 minutes

Condition notes: Noisy microphone; volume variations (partly normalised); stereo balance variation; loose connection at 14:00 to 14:30, side(a).

C.L. Paliwal, lawyer/politician, talks of the freedom movement around Delhi during the 1930s and 1940s, Gandhi’s daily routine, life in jail and in college, hiding in Jaisalmer State, and the Hindu/Muslim conflict, especially the post-1947 riots.

Coverage notes: Jaisalmer; Gandhi’s routine; daily diary; C.D.; Delhi Students’ Union; Indian Federation; Lucknow; Lahore; Balia; Delhi communal riots; Spencer’s waiting room; Purana Qila camps; Chandni Chowk; Sabzimandi arsenal; Ellen Wilkinson; Forward Bloc; Namaz; Congress leftists; Bose; New Delhi; Partition; vengeance; 1921-1948