Interview with H. K. Burki [sound recording]

Scope and Content

H.K. Burki interviewed about Lahore; leaving east Punjab; Muhajirs

Administrative / Biographical History

H.K. Burki was born into a Pathan family in Jalandhar. He was in Lahore during Partition and travelled to Jalandhar to help family leave. He became a hockey player and was captain of the Pakistan national team. He became a journalist on 'Pakistan Times' and spent 10 years working in London for the 'Picture Post'. He married an Irish-national.

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 H. K. Burki's home, Islamabad, Pakistan

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 57, Side B


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