Archive / Audio / K.S.DUGGAL

Interview number: 213

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1976-05-02

Condition notes: Noisy microphone; variable volume and audio quality; 18 seconds of silence removed from side(a) at 14:57

K.S. Duggal, author, broadcaster, recalls the tensions leading to the communal holocaust in the Punjab, the aftermath, the effect on the cultural scene, the resurgence of the Punjabi language and literature, and his work for the National Book Trust.

Coverage notes: Lahore, Delhi, Jullunder, Rawalpindi, Themial; All-India Radio; Cantt; hauji; goondahs; Master Tara Singh; Model Town; Connaught Place; refugee caravans; Gurmukhi/Persian scripts; Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi languages; ustad; Maulana Salik, ‘Zamindar’; Sikh-Muslim marriage; ‘Parj Darva’; Waris Shah; Punjabi literature; National Book Trust; ‘Adaan Pradaan’, ‘Nehru Bal Pustakalaya’; 1947-1976