Interview with Muzaffar Ali & recordings at the Danish Mahal bookshop [sound recording]

Scope and Content

Muzaffar Ali interviewed about Lucknow culture; Urdu

Recordings and short interviews about Urdu at Danish Mahal, Urdu bookshop in Aminabad, Lucknow.

Administrative / Biographical History

Muzaffar Ali was born on the 21st October 1944 in Lucknow. He was born into the royal Muslim Rajput family of Kotwara. He was educated at La Martiniere College. He has directed a number of films, including Gaman (1978); Together Forever (1984); and Anjuman (1986).

Access Information

MP3 audio file can be accessed on DVD-R in Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library. Users must bring their own headphones and computer to consult material.


Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

The recording is available for consultation without restriction, and short extracts (up to 200 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.

Copyright held by Andrew Whitehead

Custodial History

Recording by Andrew Whitehead in Lucknow, India

Related Material

Partial transcript and notes compiled by Andrew Whitehead available at SOAS Library. Reference: OA3/02/01

Location of Originals

MP3 audio datafile digitised from original recording on cassette tape. Original: OA3 Tape 51, Side B


Research for broadcast of the BBC World Service radio series 'India: A People Partitioned' (1997)