Millions of Indians participated in the struggle for independence from the British Empire who witnessed and were part of the large nonviolent movement, led by Mahatma Gandhi.
For the first time a concentrated effort is made to video-record reminiscences of nonviolent fighters for India's freedom. Systematically, GandhiServe Foundation, in cooperation with its sister organization, GandhiServe India Trust, Mumbai/India, identifies these veterans and talks to them about various aspects of the struggle, which was the first large campaign in history based on truth and nonviolence.
It is aimed to interview c. 1,000 freedom fighters over a period of 5 years. As these talks will reveal many untold stories and facts about Mahatma Gandhi and his movement, the results of this project will be of academic interest for historians, political and social scientists as well as for those people interested in India's freedom movement. We would appreciate the involvement of the media, universities and research institutions in this project as it would help raising the overall quality of the project. Interested institutions can cooperate with us on various levels: technical, personal and financial. The larger the input and cooperation of our associates, the faster and better are the results that we can expect. It is to be considered that the majority of freedom fighters are in their late 70's, 80's or 90's. The results of the project will be made available to our associates, which can use them for research and educational purposes.
I hope our project on oral history of India's independence movement finds your interest and the interest of your institution to cooperate. Please share this message with potentially interested people and institutions. Thank you!
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