British Voices from South Asia


Size: 37 interviews on 107 recordings

Time period covered: 1890s-late 1940s

Dates of interviews: 1978-1980

Principal Interviewers: Frank de Caro, Rosan Jordan

Finding Aids: Indexes

Audio Availability: MP3

Processing Status: All interviews are cataloged

Access Restrictions: Copyright retained by interviewees and/or their heirs

Note: Copyright and property rights are assigned jointly to Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge and Louisiana State University and A & M College Libraries and its successor agencies.

Description: Folklorists de Caro and Jordan interviewed Britons who lived and worked in pre-independence India as colonial administrators, civil servants, missionaries, soldiers, forestry officials, and engineers. Many interviews focus on daily life in India and the contact of cultures and cultural identity.

To learn more about the lives of this collection's interviewees, and to read transcribed interview excerpts, visit the LSU Libraries Special Collections' online exhibit British Voices from South Asia.

Interview Abstracts

Tapes 838-850

Tapes 851-865

Tapes 866-880

Tapes 881-894

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