‘India: A People Partitioned’ – using oral archives at SOAS

By Special Collections, SOAS Library|2nd March 2015|Collections & Research, Teaching & Learning|0 comments

This week’s blog looks at the ‘India: A People Partitioned’ Oral Archive (ref: OA3) held at SOAS Archives – a significant collection of oral histories relating to the Partition of India in 1947. The 205 interviews in the collection were compiled by the broadcaster and historian Andrew Whitehead for the BBC World Service radio series India: A People Partitioned (1997; 2000) and his later radio and historical work on Kashmir, 1947. The oral archive represents an important social history

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Kent Law School ‘Legal Treasures’ tour at SOAS Archives

By Special Collections, SOAS Library|18th July 2014|Teaching & Learning|0 comments

In May 2014, a group of 12 postgraduate students from the Kent Law School visited SOAS Archives as part of their ‘Legal Treasures Tour’, with course tutor, Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris.  Amanda, who has been developing the Legal Treasures Tour for some years, had previously brought a class to us in 2013.   After a general introduction to the service and a tour of our archive store, the group were left

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