Interview number: 214
Interviewer: Shanker, Uma
Interview date: 1976-05-15
Length Not known
Condition notes: Noisy microphone handling and switch.
R. Dayal, UN diplomat/ICS administrator, gives his views of the ICS in the UP and the mistakes of Partition, and describes his career in the UN, illuminating the character of several of the people he met and some of the crises in which he was involved.
Coverage notes: United Provinces/Uttar Pradesh; Padma Vibhushan; Russia, Africa, Congo, Korea, Lebanon, Yugoslavia, Kashmir, Pakistan, Assam; Foreign Office; ‘Mission for Hammarskjold’; languages, English, Urdu; Civil Defence, Civil Supplies; Home Secretary; landed gentry; Sindhi, Baluchi, Punjabi; Partition; canal waters; Moscow, Stalin; Mrs. Pandit; Afro-Asian Group; Human Rights, Race Discrimination; Stalin; Tito; Panchsheel; Teen Murti House; Nehru; Shastri; Mrs. Gandhi; Benegal Rao; gun-boat diplomacy; UN Charter, Convention; Martin Luther King; academic, Princeton, Smithsonian, Aspen, Oxford; natural environment; Barbara Ward; Charles Trevelyan; Dulles, Murphy; Romania, Bulgaria; 1933-1976