Interview with Sheila Sen Gupta (2) [sound recording]

Scope and Content

Sheila Sen Gupta interviewed about Subhas Chandra Bose legacy during Partition violence; Direct Action Day/Great Calcutta Killings; Noakhali riots; violence towards women; Mridula Sarabhai; work retrieving abducted women.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sheila Sen Gupta, née Bose was the daughter of Suresh Chadra Bose and niece of Subhas Chandra Bose. She was active in relief work following the Noakhali riots, and later in 1950 worked on relief in Delhi with Mridula Sarabhai, where she helped return women abducted during the Partition period.

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

Interview by Andrew Whitehead at Whitehead's home, Delhi, 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 83, Side A + B