Archive / Audio / J.D. Jenkins

Interview number: 129

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1970-12-30

Length 35 minutes

Condition notes: [Clean]

J.D. Jenkins – 90 years old, nearly 60 of them in India, and still with a strong Welsh accent. A slightly mischievous and off-beat account of the social and political scene during his time in India. His wife was of Scottish descent, her parents coming to India during the Mutiny.

Coverage notes: newspapers, controversies; Bombay Corporation; Legislative Council; water supply; World Wars; Gandhi/Nehru; Hindu/Muslim harmony; Poona; izzat [self-respect/esteem]; attitudes pre/post Independence; 1912-1970