Archive / Audio / Y. Singh

Interview number: 206

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1975-04-05

Length 56 minutes

Condition notes: Noisy microphone; muffled; volume variation; stereo balance variation; about 2 minutes of the introduction of part 1 of the original tape is missing (probably accidentally erased)

Dr. Y. Singh, newspaper editor/Congressman, describes the political scene in Delhi in the 1920s and 1930s, the havoc after Partition, and the subsequent refugee rehabilitation, resettlement colonies, and small industries.

Coverage notes: ‘Urdu Navjiwan’, ‘Young India’; Congress Jubilee; Red Cross, TB, Leprosy, Shahdara; Rowlatt Act; Hartal; CD; salt manufacture, angithis; Urdu, Frontier Province; earthquakes; Congress; Pradesh; Shahpur jail; Muslim exodus; Old Fort; Chandni Chowk; Lajpat Rai, Pahargani, Khari Baoli markets; Kirana shops; Sabzi Mandi, Kucha Chelan, Daryaganj; hospitals; telis, ghanis; 1918-1966