Archive / Audio / Mrs C. Henderson

Interview number: 086

Interviewer: Thatcher, Mary

Interview date: 1980-06-23/4

Length 129 minutes

Condition notes: Occasional microphone handling audio disturbances, and some content missed during tape starts/turnovers. Fault in recording at 41:53 (page 29) on part 3

Unusual recollections by the wife of George Henderson, an agriculturalist primarily concerned with land reclamation in Bihar. 1913-1943.

Coverage notes: Mirpur Khas (Sind), Patna, Pusa, Rajputana; land reclamation; berseem (Egyptian clover), cotton, wheat; dustoori, purdah; opium; indigo; Bihar Light Horse; [Burhi] Gandak river; character of farming community; 1913-1943