Archive / Audio / Kamala V. Nimbkar

Interview number: 137

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1970-05-01

Length 50 minutes

Condition notes: Microphone switch noises.

Mrs. Kamala V. Nimbkar, an American by birth, was a pioneer in the rehabilitation of the handicapped in India. In 1930 she married one of the first American-educated Indian engineers. She talks of Syed Husain’s lecture tour of America in the late ’20s, ashram life, Miraben (Slade), and Katherine Mayo’s book Mother India.

Coverage notes: Syed Husain; Katherine Mayo; Miraben (Slade); ashram life; purdah insight; underground work; leprosy; disabled rehabilitation; FIMITIC; 1925-1970