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Uma Shanker talks with Dr. Anant Kanekar, Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, 9 pages, August 25, 1969
Dr. Anant Kanekar, Marathi literary journalist/writer, describes the literary and socio-political scenes at the start of Gandhi's non-cooperation and civil disobedience movements.

page 01: 'Chitra'; Maharashtra; Tilak; Civil Disobedience
page 02: Marxian, Russian, extreme radical, leftist; Round Table; Trade Union; Khadilkar, Kelkar; mythical/political; 'Kesri'; Spender, Auden, Elliott
page 03: Karachi Congress; Naujavan Bharat Sabha; Gandhi-Irwin pact opposed; Bhagat Singh; Subhas Bose; Vallabhai Patel; traditional theatre - replaced
page 04: Natya Manvander'; Ibsen, Johnson; socially, politically radical; 'Chitra' - against Gandhi; too hasty, too radical
page 05: Marathi literature; Vinoba Bhave, padyatra; Kantak, Mrs. Pai; Mahabharata, Maharashtra; Kalelkar; 'Quit India'; leftist writers; anti-imperialism
page 06: Patwardhan, Joshi; Poona Youth Conference; Narayan; police - sympathetic; harbouring extremists; underground leaders, criminals
page 07: secret radio, recorded speeches, police raids; British Imperialists; conditional - no freedom, no help; Allied War effort
page 08: anti-Fascist; Russia, People's War, unconditional help; author/politician/journalist radical tradition
page 09: Kusumagraha, radical socialist; Dum Dum jail, Calcutta

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