Archive / Audio / G.S. DESAI

Interview number: 160

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1970-08-27

Length 82 minutes

Condition notes: Volume variations (smoothed, although there remains a slight hum where original signal is weak); inconsistent variation between stereo channels (so digitised here in mono); speed variation at 19:50 – 20:08 of part 2.

G.S. Desai, Congressman, describes the Bombay scene just before the first World War and just before Independence, and the Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience and Quit India activities in between. He talks of his contacts with several leading figures.

Coverage notes: Swadeshi; Bardoli Satyagraha; No-Tax Campaign; Visapur jail; Dhulia jail; fund raising; Bombay elections; Bapu; Muslims; Khilafatists; pranaam; Tapti Valley Railway; Besant, Patel, Bose, Jinnah, Prasad, Nehru, Gandhi, Kher, Nariman, Munshi, Sobhani, Tilak, Bhave; 1910-1950