Interview with Alys Faiz (1) [sound recording]

Material Information

Interview with Alys Faiz (1) [sound recording]
Series Title:
India: A People Partitioned Oral Archive
Faiz; Alys (1915-2003); neé George, journalist and communist
Whitehead; Andrew (fl 1974-2014); journalist and historian ( contributor )
Faiz, Alys, 1914-2003 ( 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
Asia -- Pakistan
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
Faiẓ, Faiẓ Aḥmad, 1911-1984 ( LCNAF )
Oral histories
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- British Raj
32.49731 x 75.026943


Alys Faiz interviewed about Partition violence and left-wing Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. ( en )
General Note:
Biographical history: Alys Faiz (neé George) born in London in 1915. Daughter of a Walthamstow bookseller; joined the Communist Party of Great Britain in the mid-1930s (though never in the Communist Party of Inda). Joined the Free India League in London and worked as the unpaid secretary to Krishna Menon, the league secretary. Travelled to Amritsar in 1939 to visit her married sister. Married distinguished leftist Urdu poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Srinagar in 1941. Remained in Pakistan after Independence and helped resettle refugees following Parition. Faiz Ahmed Faiz was arrested in 1951 following his alleged role in the "Rawalpindi conspiracy", he was released in 1955. Alys joined the staff of the 'Pakistan Times' as editor of its women's and children's pages. From 1973, Alys worked with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Following the 1977 military coup in Pakistan, Alys and her husband left the country to live in exile in Beirut, Lebanon. Alys wrote for the radical weekly Pakistan paper 'Viewpoint'. She returned to Pakistan in 1983 and continued to publish articles and work with UNICEF and other nongovernmental organisations. Alys Faiz died on 12 March 2003.
General Note:
Interview by Andrew Whitehead at Alys Faiz home in Model Town, Lahore, Pakistan.
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
General Note:
Duration: Duration: 00:25:03
General Note:
Recording no.: 2
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Date of Interview: 17 June 1995
General Note:
Audio datafile digitised from original recording on cassette tape. Original: OA3 Tape 2, Side A
General Note:
Related material: Partial transcript with notes 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:
Order with this reference: OA3, India: A People Partitioned, DVDs & CDs, Box 4
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VIAF (name authority) : Whitehead, Andrew (Journalist) : URI
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Faiz, Alys, 1914-2003 : URI

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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 )
OA3/01/01/02 ( CALM Reference number )


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