Archive / Audio / S.M.Y. Sastri

Interview number: 245

Interviewer: Gandhi, Arun

Interview date: 1970-09-10

Length 28 minutes

Condition notes: Background noise.

S.M.Y. Sastri, Bombay Municipal Commissioner, talks of his political awakening, violence vs. non-violence, linguistic States, the rise of the Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti, and the associated agitation.

Coverage notes: C.S.P., P.S.P.; Aruna Asaf Ali; Ellore, Andhra; picketing, toddy; A.I.R.; mass movement, individual satyagraha; violence vs. non-violence, theory vs. reality; momentum; Godavari; hypocrisy; Bose; white men; linguistic States; Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti; Special Reserve Police; Parel; Bombay; 1942-1956