Interview with Pran Chopra [sound recording]

Scope and Content

Pran Chopra interviewd about his personal memories of Partition and Independence, including a brief visit to Kashmir and memories of the Bedis.

Administrative / Biographical History

Pran Chopra, was an Indian journalist and editor. He was born in Lahore in 1921. In Lahore he mixed in left-wing intellectual circles. He worked as a journalist for the 'Civil and Military Gazette' in 1941 and later as a war correspondent for All India Radio. He returned to Lahore in August 1947 to help his parents leave for India. Later worked as journalist for the 'The Hindu' and 'The Tribune' and became the first Indian Chief Editor of the 'The Statesman'. Chopra died on 22 December 2013.

Access Information

MP3 audio file can be accessed on CD-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 the India International Centre, Delhi, India

Related Material

Summary notes on interview compiled by Andrew Whitehead available at SOAS Library. Reference: OA3/02/03


Research for the publication: Andrew Whitehead, 'A Mission in Kashmir' (Viking Penguin, 2007)