Archive / Audio / W.E.G. Humphrey

Interview number: 104

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1969-07-08

Length 35 minutes

Condition notes: Some microphone handling and switching noise.

W.E.G. Humphrey, was working for Burmah Shell, in Karachi, during the period leading up to and beyond Partition. He narrates some first-hand observations of the period and challenges a few myths that have arisen.

Coverage notes: partition myths – civil war?; Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims; Boundary Force; refugees; killings; rush to Partition; Lahore, Amritsar; Jammu, Pathankot, Radcliffe Award; 1947-1948