The Emergency: Constitution and Correspondence

Please follow the following link to access three new documents to the page:

-End of Tunnel (anon.)

-Essays in Honour of Nani Palkhivala (multiple authors and excerpts)

-Freedom in Peril (Acharya Kripalani)

These texts were contributed by Maya Dodd, Director of the Centre for South Asia at the Foundation for Liberal and Management Education, Pune. Maya Dodd’s PhD, ‘Archives of Democracy: Technologies of Witness in Literatures on Indian Democracy Since 1975′, among other things, dwelt on the literature produced during the Emergency of 1975 in India. Dodd revealed that the literature produced during the Emergency was easier to locate in University libraries in India that had systematically built up their collections in the 70s and 80s, than in the libraries of Delhi. In fact, texts that were sometimes unavailable in India could be traced in the library collections at the University of Chicago. All of these, she said, were stamped with the sign, PL480, Public Law 480, that allowed for the import of wheat from the US by India to be tied to the program for the acquisition of South Asian materials for American libraries. An international financial trade-off of the 1950s periodically unearths treasures for Indian scholars in the US. Read more on this issue at the link provided above…


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