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Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra

And I went there in a belief that Roy will remember me and will be able to give me introductions in Europe and then I stayed on, it was a 10 day camp. And I got involved in discussions, I spoke, I argued and somehow it seems I left a deep impression on Roy. So when camp was over M N said, "Can you stay on and spend a week with us?" So I went there and stayed with them in Dehradun and then Roy said "Why don't you sit down and write what you said in the camp?" And so furiously each morning after breakfast, not even breakfast, after tea in fact I started writing. Then in the evenings I would read out what I have written to Roy and he will make his comments and that's how roughly within 10 days my second book was written. It's called Radicalism. It was recently re-printed, and then Roy said, "Why do you want to go abroad?" So I said, "Partly out of curiosity but also because I want a doctorate because I want to be in the teaching profession."

This is during your college years? Or this is after your masters?
This was during the war.
During the war. The first -- Second World War.
Second World War, yeah. And then in '46 I was to go abroad. I got a scholarship to London School of Economics and my friends, many of them who were followers of M N Roy, they asked, "Will you come to the summer camp?"

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Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra

Interviewed in Oxford, United Kingdom by Kris Manjapra

Dr. Tim Harper, Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge University. Lecture entitled "Singapore 1915 and the Birth of the Asian Underground"

Robert Kaplan, author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power (Random House 2010), in discussion with Sugata Bose (Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University).