Interview with Maskhoor Hussein [sound recording]

Scope and Content

Maskhoor Hussein interviewed about surviving massacre during Partition.

Administrative / Biographical History

Maskhoor Hussein was born in around 1925. He grew up in Hissar, Punjab. He survived violent attack during Partition, which killed many members of his family. He left for Pakistan. He became a Professor of Urdu at Government College, Lahore. Maskhoor Hussein wrote a book about his experience of Partition.

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

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 62, Side A + B


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