The Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK, is digitizing its archive of oral history and other sound collections, and they are now appearing online with free access. Hat tip to the South Asia and Archive Group blog which posted the following review of the CSAS collection:
"The archive includes over 300 interviews, ranging from 15 minutes to 8 hours long, some are with women, most are in English and date from the 1970s. They cover an enormous subject range - from the popularization of Hindi and question of Hindi as national language of India, to leprosy and surgical rebuilding, and from discussions about Gandhi, the civil disobedience and non-cooperation movements to mass migrations at Partition, to the life of tea planters and forest officers.
The archive is freely accessible over the internet and offers a fresh insight into events in India in the decades preceding Independence."
Columbia University library has published a list of South Asia Oral History Projects here.
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