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.
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