Archive / Audio / K. Sayani

Interview number: 116

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1974-08-15

Length 69 minutes

Condition notes: Noisy microphone on/off switch; some distortion of interviewer’s voice.

Mrs. Kulsum Sayani tells of her work in adult literacy and social work, especially among purdah women, and in the Hindustani Prachar Sabha. She was awarded the Padma Shri and the Nehru Literacy Award.

Coverage notes: Padma Shri; Nehru Literary Award; Bombay Social Education; adult literacy; ‘Rahber’ multi-script journal; Hindustani Prachar Sabha; emotional integration; ‘each one teach one’ system; UNESCO; Indo-Pakistan amity; 1930-1970