Interview with M. Farooqui [sound recording]

Material Information

Interview with M. Farooqui [sound recording]
Series Title:
India: A People Partitioned Oral Archive
Farooqui; Muqimuddin (1920-1997); Indian communist
Whitehead; Andrew (fl 1974-2014); journalist and historian ( contributor )
Farooqi, M. ( contributor )
Whitehead, Andrew (Journalist) ( contributor )
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
© 2018 Andrew Whitehead and the interviewee(s). All rights reserved. Used here with permission.


Subjects / Keywords:
ایشیا -- برطانوی راج
एशिया -- ब्रिटिश राज
ਏਸ਼ੀਆ -- ਬਰਤਾਨਵੀ ਰਾਜ
এশিয়া -- ব্রিটিশ ভারত
Asia -- India
ایشیا -- ہندوستان
एशिया -- भारत
এশিয়া -- ভারত
ਏਸ਼ੀਆ -- ਭਾਰਤ
Partition of India (1947) ( LCSH )
Pakistan -- History -- Partition (1947) ( LCSH )
India-Pakistan Conflict, 1947-1949 ( LCSH )
India-Pakistan Conflict, 1947-1949 -- Oral histories ( LCSH )
تقسیم ہند (1947)
ভারত বিভাজন (1947)
भारत का विभाजन (1947)
ਭਾਰਤ ਦੀ ਵੰਡ (1947)
(1947) ہندستان دی ونڈ
Communist party of India ( LCNAF )
ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕਮਿਊਨਿਸਟ ਪਾਰਟੀ
بھارتیہ کمیونسٹ پارٹی
بھارتی کمیونسٹ پارٹی
Communist party of Great Britain
Oral histories
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- British Raj
21 x 78


Muqimuddin Farooqui interviewed about the Communist Party of India; his recollections regarding joining the CPI; the early years of CPI; his recollections of leading Indian and British Communists such as Puran Chand Joshi and Raj Palme Dutt; his views on B. T. Ranadive and the impact of the CPI's 1948 Calcutta Thesis; and the split between the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 1964. ( en )
General Note:
Biographical history: Muqimuddin Farooqui was born in 1920 in Ambetha, Uttar Pradesh into a family of Muslim heritage. Farooqui was politically active as a student in St Stephen's College in Delhi, becoming college President. He joined the Communist Party of India (CPI) in 1938-1939. He was expelled from college for organising a successful university strike against the arrest of Congress Party leader, Jawaharlal Nehru. He was the first General Secretary of the All India Student's Federation and was jailed several times in the 1940s for his involvement in the Quit India movement. He was elected to the CPI National Council in 1958, Central Executive in 1972, and Central Secretariat in 1981. He remained a member of the CPI following the split in the party in 1964. He became National Secretary of the CPI and head of CPI International Department. He was married to Vimla Kapoor. Farooqui died on the 3rd September 1997.
General Note:
Interview by Andrew Whitehead at the Communist Party of India office in Delhi, India.
General Note:
Conditions governing reproduction: The recording is available for consultation without restriction, and short extracts (up to 50 words) can be published with an appropriate acknowledgement. Any publication of longer extracts or use of interviews for broadcast requires the prior written permission of Andrew Whitehead.
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Duration: Duration: 00:52:21
General Note:
Recording no.: 1
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Date of Interview: 17 February 1995
General Note:
Audio datafile digitised from original recording on cassette tape. Original: OA3 Tape 1, Side A + B
General Note:
Related material: Notes on interview compiled by Andrew Whitehead available at SOAS Library. Reference: OA3/02/01
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Publication note: Research for broadcast of the BBC World Service radio series 'India: A People Partitioned' (1997)
General Note:
No transcript. Very limited amount regarding Partition.
General Note:
Order with this reference: OA3, India: A People Partitioned, DVDs & CDs, Box 4
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Whitehead, Andrew (Journalist) : URI
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Farooqi, M. : URI

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
OA3, India: A People Partitioned, DVDs & CDs, Box 4 ( Order with reference )
OA3/01/01/01 ( CALM Reference number )


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