Archive / Audio / Jagmohan Mitra

Interview number: 127

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1970-03-16

Length 60 minutes

Condition notes: Technical difficulties such as recording speed (approx.10-15%) and some volume changes have been partially smoothed out, on-the-fly, during the digitisation of our copy of this interview

Jagmohan Mitra is a well-known composer, director and singer of Indian light music, including ‘geet’, and took his inspiration from Rabindranath Tagore to create cultural and patriotic themes. He talks generally of Indian music, and of his first-hand experience of the Calcutta riots in 1946.

Coverage notes: Indian classical, folk, and light music, geet; Tagore; Rabindra Sangeet; orchestration, harmonisation; national, patriotic songs – freedom movement; Bande Mataram, Jana Gana Mana; Calcutta riots – incident described; 1938-1947