Interview with C. R. Dutta [sound recording]

Material Information

Interview with C. R. Dutta [sound recording]
Series Title:
India: A People Partitioned Oral Archive
Alternate Title:
Interview with Chitta Ranjan Dutta [sound recording]
Dutta; Chitta Ranjan (b 1927); Bangladesh army officer and minority rights campaigner
Whitehead; Andrew (fl 1974-2014); journalist and historian ( contributor )
Dutta, Chitta Ranjan, 1927- ( contributor )
দত্ত, চিত্তরঞ্জন, 1927- ( 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 -- Bangladesh
ایشیا -- بنگلہ دیش
एशिया -- बांग्लादेश
এশিয়া -- বাংলাদেশ
ਏਸ਼ੀਆ -- ਬੰਗਲਾਦੇਸ਼
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
Emigration and immigration ( LCSH )
Minorities ( LCSH )
Oral histories
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- British Raj
23.8 x 90.3


C .R. Dutta interviewed about minorities; migration in Bangladesh. ( en )
General Note:
Biographical history: Major General C. R. Dutta was born on 1st January 1927 into a family from Sylhet, Bengal. He was educated at Asutosh College of the University of Calcutta and Daulatpur College in Khulna. Dutta joined the Pakistani army in 1951 and served as company commander during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. He fought for the independence of Bangladesh as a commander for the Sylhet sector of the Mukti Bahini during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Following the independence of Bangladesh, he became the first Director General of Bangladesh Rifles. In 1988, following his retirement from the army, Chitta Ranjan Dutta was a founder member and first President of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council. In this role he campaigned for a secular constitution for Bangladesh and the rights of minorities.
General Note:
Interview by Andrew Whitehead at the offices of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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: 00:16:35
General Note:
Recording no.: 105
General Note:
Date of Interview: 18 April 1997
General Note:
Audio datafile digitised from original recording on cassette tape. Original: OA3 Tape 64, Side A
General Note:
Related material: Partial transcript and notes compiled by Andrew Whitehead available at SOAS Library. Reference: OA3/02/01
General Note:
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
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Whitehead, Andrew (Journalist) : 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 )
OA3/01/14/01 ( CALM Reference number )


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