Archive / Audio / J. Thakore

Interview number: 178

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1972-12-24

Length 75 minutes

Condition notes: Large speed and volume variations, especially in side(b) – (normalised where possible); 25 sec. pause at 01:50 in side(a) removed; some distortion and noisy microphone throughout.

J. Thakore, politician/nature-cure doctor, talks of the Satyagraha campaigns (Banar Sena), the Quit India struggle (Raj Droha), jail conditions (andheri and banao), the labour movement in Ahmedabad, and the Japanese bombardment of Bengal.

Coverage notes: Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Chittagong; Banar Sena; ‘Raj Droha’; andheri; banao; jail; bhangis; chawls, mohallas; mills; Kontai flood, famine; Baramile canal; gupti; Japanese bombardment; bajra, moong; bidi-kemdar 1927-1972