Archive / Audio / N.R. Phatak

Interview number: 130

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1970-04-09

Length 61 minutes

Condition notes: High background sounds; some microphone noises

Professor N.R. Phatak, Marathi scholar, journalist, historian, gives his account of, dispels a few myths about, and comments on the accuracy of newspaper reports on, the Freedom Movement of India.

Coverage notes: police beatings; people’s spirit; ‘Navakal’; credulity; Hodson; attitudes; toofani politics; Gogate; history; myths; records; journalism; Nana; Pathans; Marathas; Muller, Duff, Todd; 1854-1970