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00:00:00 - Background and family / Aligarh Muslim University

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Partial Transcript: Today is April fourth, two thousand nine. I'm here in Lucknow with Zafar Mohammad Khan.

Segment Synopsis: Khan talks about his childhood in Lucknow (India), as well as his family history. Khan talks about the lack of communal tension at Aligarh Muslim University, as well as his initial reaction to seeing the university. He then discusses his brothers and sisters, as well as his mother’s education.

Keywords: Aligarh Muslim University; Brothers; Calcutta (India); Communalism; Fathers; Grandfathers; Hostels; Husain, Zakir; Khan, Aziz Muhammad; Kolkata (India); Lucknow (India); Lucknow University; Mosques; Pakistan; Sisters; Smoking

Subjects: Aligarh Muslim University; Brothers; Communalism; Fathers; Grandfathers; Husain, Zakir; Husain, Zakir, 1897-1969; India--History.; Kolkata (India); Lucknow (India); Lucknow University; Mosques; Pakistan; Sisters; Smoking

GPS: Lucknow (India)
Map Coordinates: 26.8467, 80.9462
00:11:58 - Communal violence

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Partial Transcript: What do you remember about those--the forties and fifties? Do you have any memories of the independence movement and freedom movement and what--

Segment Synopsis: Khan talks about his memories of the Pakistan movement and the Indian independence movement. He also talks about an incident in which communal tensions boiled over and threatened his father’s life.

Keywords: Calcutta (India); Families; Fathers; Films; Freedom movement; Independence movement; India; Indian National Army (INA); Kolkata (India); Lucknow (India); Mosques; Motion pictures; Pakistan; Pakistan movement; Partition of India; Politics; Punjab (India); Refugee camps; Riots; Violence

Subjects: Families; Fathers; India--History--Partition, 1947; India--History.; Indian National Army; Kolkata (India); Lucknow (India); Mosques; Motion pictures; Pakistan; Pakistan movement; Pakistan--History; Punjab (India); Refugee camps; Riots; Violence; ndia

GPS: Lucknow (India)
Map Coordinates: 26.8467, 80.9462
00:18:46 - Migration to Pakistan

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Partial Transcript: And what--did people leave? Do you remember that people left from Lucknow? Did you know people who left for Pakistan?

Segment Synopsis: Khan talks about the people he knew who migrated to Pakistan. He also talks about why he did not migrate to Pakistan. Khan then discusses working for the Indian Public Works Department (PWD), as well as his heart attack in 1986.

Keywords: Agra (India); Aligarh (India); Aligarh Muslim University; Degrees, academic; Engineers; Indian National Army (INA); Lucknow (India); Migration; Pakistan; Public works department; Riots; Uncles

Subjects: Agra (India); Aligarh (India); Aligarh Muslim University; Degrees, academic; Engineers; India--History.; Indian National Army; Lucknow (India); Pakistan; Pakistan--History; Riots; Uncles

GPS: Lucknow (India)
Map Coordinates: 26.8467, 80.9462
00:22:10 - Work as an engineer

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Partial Transcript: And yesterday you were describing to me how--the different places that you lived when you were in PWD.

Segment Synopsis: Khan talks more about working for the Indian Public Works Department (PWD), as well as his heart attack in 1986. He then talks about his civil engineering work at Aligarh Muslim University in the late seventies and early eighties.

Keywords: Aligarh (India); Aligarh Muslim University; Calcutta (India); Children; Engineers; Etawah (India); Heart attacks; Hostels; Kolkata (India); Mosques; Public Works Department (PWD); Registrars office; Uttar Pradesh (India)

Subjects: Aligarh (India); Aligarh Muslim University; Children; Engineers; India--History.; Kolkata (India); Mosques; Pakistan--History; Uttar Pradesh (India)

GPS: Aligarh (India)
Map Coordinates: 27.88, 78.08
00:34:27 - Demographics of Aligarh Muslim University

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Partial Transcript: Were there--at that time in--that must have been late seventies or eighties when you were there as the engineer?

Segment Synopsis: Khan talks about the demographic make-up of the university during his time as an engineer in the late seventies and early eighties, as well as his time as a student. He also describes the hostel system, which separated students by faith. Khan then discusses the women and girls who attended Aligarh Muslim University.

Keywords: Aligarh Muslim University; Communalism; Demographics; Girls; Hindus; Hostels; Khusro, A.M.; Muslims; Women

Subjects: Aligarh Muslim University; Communalism; Demographics; Girls; Hindus; India--History.; Khusro, Ali Mohammed; Muslims; Women

GPS: Aligarh Muslim University
Map Coordinates: 27.915009, 78.078793
00:39:59 - Saiyid Hamid

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Partial Transcript: After that, in the last year of my there--my job in Aligarh, uh, Saiyid Hamid came as vice-chancellor.

Segment Synopsis: Khan describes the violent reaction to changes proposed by vice-chancellor Saiyid Hamid. He then talks about the use of English language as the language of choice for lessons at Aligarh Muslim University.

Keywords: Aligarh (India); Aligarh Muslim University; English language; Hamid, Saiyid; Hindu language; Riots; Students; Vice-chancellors; Violence

Subjects: Aligarh (India); Aligarh Muslim University; English language; Hindu language; India--History.; Riots; Students; Violence

GPS: Aligarh Muslim University
Map Coordinates: 27.915009, 78.078793
00:43:15 - Partition of India

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Partial Transcript: I'm remembering--I'm thinking again about your time in Lucknow, in the partition time.

Segment Synopsis: Khan talks about what happened to Lucknow (India) after the partition. He then talks about the position of Muslims in India today, which he feels has improved.

Keywords: Alambagh Market; Aligarh Muslim University; Bhopal (India); Businesses; Education; Hindus; Jobs; Lucknow (India); Muslims; Partition of India; Property; Punjab (India); Refugees; Urdu language

Subjects: Aligarh Muslim University; Bhopal (India); Business; Education; Hindus; India--History--Partition, 1947 Property; India--History.; Muslims; Punjab (India); Refugees; Urdu language

GPS: Lucknow (India)
Map Coordinates: 26.8467, 80.9462