Miscellaneous papers concerning the Amritsar Riots, compiled probably by Peter Liddle

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Typescript recollections of the Jalliawala Barh incident in April 1919 by F. McCallum (June 1975); 2 photocopied letters from R. Moray Graham to the Editor of Reader's Digest and to Alfred Draper, author of the book Massacre at Amritsar, defending the British action (July-October 1984); Letter from Alfred Draper, author of the book Massacre at Amritsar, to R. Moray Graham (October 1984); Letter from R. Moray Graham to Peter Liddle (December 1984).

Administrative / Biographical History

Amritsar, situated in the Punjab region of India, was the scene of the Jalliawala Barh incident or 'Amritsar Riots' in April 1919, when British troops fired on an angry but unarmed crowd killing 379 Indians, for which General Dyer received much criticism. The final compiler of this collection was probably Peter Liddle.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Note

In English.

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed.