Archive / Audio / C.Sarkar

Interview number: 201

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1974-07-05

Length 79 minutes

Condition notes: Noisy microphone; long pause removed at 01:30, side(a)

C. Sarkar, journalist, broadcaster, author, tells of how he got into Dacca in mid-December 1971, gives an eye witness account of the atmosphere there, and describes Begum Mujib’s extraordinary liberation.

Coverage notes: ‘The Statesman’; Bangladesh Independence; mass media role; All-India Radio (AIR), BBC; Begum Mujib; Mukti Fauj, Razakars; Dacca; Calcutta, Dum Dum; Agartala; Bengal; jackfruit, lychees; W.A.P.D.A.; C.S.P.; Titash, Meghna, Shitalakshya rivers; Inter Continental; Red Cross; Shahid Minar, Ramna; atrocities, private vengeance; language movement; television; Mujibnagar, Tajuddin Ahmad; Mar.- Dec.1971