Archive / Audio / D. Singh

Interview number: 223

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1988-05-06

Length 39 minutes

Condition notes: very noisy microphone; transcript is an English interpretation of the Hindi audio, so page timings are approximate.

D. Singh, politician, talks of his connections with the freedom movement in the Delhi area, his underground work, communal tensions, refugee problems and attitudes towards them, Meo Muslims, his political career, and rural reconstruction.

Coverage notes: Delhi; West Punjab; Arya Samaj; darshan; aman sabhas; zaildar, lambardar, chowkidars; karhais, rahi; girdawar, patwari; Sepoys; riots; holi (bonfire); Noakhali; Gandhi, Nehru, Bose, visits; bahu dhandi; kade wale; public transport; peace meetings; village uplift; constructive work; revenge, conciliation; Bhangi Colony; rehabilitation; Pakistan Hindus, U.P. Muslims, Alwar Meos; rural reconstruction; cooperative movement; 1930-1977