Interview with Khushwant Singh [sound recording]

Material Information

Interview with Khushwant Singh [sound recording]
Series Title:
India: A People Partitioned Oral Archive
Khushwant Singh (1915-2014); journalist and writer
Whitehead; Andrew (fl 1974-2014); journalist and historian ( contributor )
Khushwant Singh, 1915-2014 ( 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 -- Pakistan -- Punjab -- Lahore -- Lahore
ایشیا -- پاکستان -- پنجاب -- لاہور -- لاہور
एशिया -- पाकिस्तान -- पंजाब -- लाहौर -- लाहौर
এশিয়া -- পাকিস্তান -- পাঞ্জাব -- লাহোর
ਏਸ਼ੀਆ -- ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ -- ਪੰਜਾਬ -- ਲਾਹੌਰ
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
جناح ، محمود علی ، 1876-1948
Jinnah, Mahomed Ali, 1876-1948
Khushwant Singh, 1915-2014. Mano Majra ( LCNAF )
Khushwant Singh, 1915-2014. Train to Pakistan
Khushwant Singh, 1915-2014
خشونت سنگھ, 1915-2014
ਖ਼ੁਸ਼ਵੰਤ ਸਿੰਘ, 1915-2014
Oral histories
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- British Raj
31.549722 x 74.343611


Khushwant Singh interviewed about Lahore; Partition and Writing 'Train to Pakistan'; Danial Latifi; Mano Majra; Personal History; Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Partition Independence Day. ( en )
General Note:
Biographical history: Khushwant Singh was an Indian writer, journalist and lawyer. He was born in Hadali, Punjab [in modern-day Pakistan] in a Sikh family. He was educated at Government College, Lahore, St. Stephen's College, Delhi and King's College, University of London. He trained as a barrister-at-law at the Inner Temple, London and subsequently returned to British controlled India to practice in Lahore. Following Partition he joined the Indian Foreign Service, serving in Canada and the United Kingdom. In 1951, he joined the All India Radio as a journalist. He published a number of fiction works, including in 1956the acclaimed historical novel on Partition, 'Train to Pakistan'. Khushwant Singh worked as journalist in print media, becoming editor at 'The Illustrated Weekly of India', 'The National Herald', and the 'Hindustan Times'. Between 1980 and 1986 he was a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament. He died on the 20 March 2014.
General Note:
Interview by Andrew Whitehead at Khushwant Singh's home 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: 00:46:33
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Recording no.: 28
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Date of Interview: 30 December 1996
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Audio datafile digitised from original recording on cassette tape. Original: OA3 Tape 24, Side A + B
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Related material: Partial transcript and 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)
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Order with this reference: OA3, India: A People Partitioned, DVDs & CDs, Box 4
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VIAF (name authority) : Whitehead, Andrew (Journalist) : URI
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VIAF (name authority) : Khushwant Singh, 1915-2014 : 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 )
OA3/01/05/04 ( CALM Reference number )


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