Archive / Audio / S. Lal

Interview number: 216

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1976-05-20

Length 195 minutes

Condition notes: Noisy microphone; stereo imbalance; weak signal in side(c) to end of interview; long pauses in places (left in or removed, as marked on transcript); approx. 14 minute period apparently edited out of side(e); tape badly repaired near the middle of side(e) – old, migrating adhesive removed and cassette reassembled

S. Lal, veteran Freedom Fighter, recalls his part in the Hardinge Bomb Case, claims the British plotted to set Muslims against Hindus and workers against bosses, and describes many Freedom leaders, using a lot of Hindustani.

Coverage notes: Hardinge Bomb; sadhu; terrorism vs. non-violence; Flag Satyagraha, Salt Satyagraha; prisons; Bal, Pal, Lal; U.P.; Solon; sanyasi; mahout; corepatis; thaalis, katoras; dharma, karma, ahimsa; Namaaz; sauda, safara, balgham, khun; Ayurvedic, Unani; burqa (burkha); national flag, charkha; Jabalpur; no/pro-change; Loharchal, Bhindi Bazaar; Kalifa; Khilafat; divide and rule; Importers’ Association; Jhansi; almirah; communist literature; Fyzabad, Allahabad; Gandhi, Nehru, Gokhale, Tilak, Ghosh, Malaviya, Bose, Dayal, Rai, Khan, Ali, Ali, Ansari, Mohani, Jinnah, Azad, Kishore, Vallabhbhai; Hindustani biradari; Quran/Qoran/[Koran]; 1905-19485