Interview with Ram Dev & Krishna Devi [sound recording]

Material Information

Interview with Ram Dev & Krishna Devi [sound recording]
Series Title:
India: A People Partitioned Oral Archive
Dev; Ram (fl 1947-1997); Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member
Devi; Krishna (fl 1947-1997); wife of Ram Dev ( contributor )
Whitehead; Andrew (fl 1974-2014); journalist and historian ( contributor )
Dev, Ram, fl. 1947-1997 ( contributor )
Devi, Krishna, fl. 1947-1997 ( contributor )
Whitehead, Andrew (Journalist) ( contributor )
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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
Refugee camps ( LCSH )
Oral histories
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- British Raj
31.549722 x 74.343611


Ram Dev interviewed (in Hindi) about Lahore during Partition.Krishna Devi interviewed (in Punjabi) about refugee camps. ( en )
General Note:
Biographical history: Ram Dev, a Hindu. In spring 1947 he was in Lahore working for Punjab University. A member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He was arrested and detained for involvement in rioting in Lahore (which he later denied). Dev was sent to Amritsar several months later, following Partition, as part of exchange of prisoners.
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Biographical history: Krishna Devi was from West Punjab. In 1947 she stayed in Channiot camp before travelling to India. She was the wife of Ram Dev.
General Note:
Biographical history: রাষ্ট্রীয় স্বয়ংসেবক সঙ্ঘ = Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, abbreviated as RSS, literally "National Volunteer Organisation" or "National Patriotic Organisation", is an Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer organisation that is widely regarded as the parent organisation of the ruling party of India, the Bharatiya Janata Party. -- Wikipedia
General Note:
Interview by Andrew Whitehead at Ram Dev & Krishna Devi's home in Chandigarh, 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: 00:29:14
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Recording no.: 68
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Date of Interview: 17 March 1997
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Audio datafile digitised from original recording on cassette tape. Original: OA3 Tape 45, Side B
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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) : Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh : 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 )
OA3/01/10/10 ( CALM Reference number )


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