Interview number:176 176
Interviewer: Shanker, Uma
Interview date: 1972-12-15
Length 90 minutes
Condition notes: Noisy microphone; 20 seconds audio missing at 25:26; poor transcript visibility.
V. Shah, politician, describes the early days of freedom movement recruitment, life in jail, the people’s struggle in Kathiawar, constructive activities, his work as a Gujarat government minister, and Indian attitudes to the British.
Coverage notes: Ahmedabad; Kathiawar; Gujarat; Dholera; talukdars, girasdars, jagirdars, kshtriyas; Thana; Baroda; Bhavnagar; Jamnagar; Rajkot; Dhebar, Gwyer; himsa; detinues; serfdom; Kutch; Desai, Munshi; pacca roads; taluka; tagavvis; Naoroji; Harijan bastis; Hindi, lingua franca; 1930-1972