Archive / Audio / J.B.D'SOUZA

Interview number: 117

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1970-01-17

Length 25 minutes

Condition notes: Distortion for first two minutes, followed by microphone handling noises throughout.

Mr. J.B. D’Souza, in September 1947, was a very junior officer in the Indian Administrative Service. He recounts his view of the mass migrations and killings and the possible effects of delaying the operation for the planned 10 more months.

Coverage notes: mass migrations after Partition; Muslims, Hindus/Sikhs; resources; protection; attitudes; Ambala, Hoshiarpur Districts, E. Punjab; possible effects of having had more time; 1947