Researching A. D. Gorwala

I am in the early stages of a research project on the life and work of A. D. Gorwala (pictured), of the Indian Civil Service (ICS). My primary interest is in his post-retirement life as a writer and editor of Opinion, and especially his conflicts with the executive during the 1975-77 Emergency declared by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. I approach these issues from the perspective of a larger interest in histories of Indian political dissent and of Indian liberalism in the mid-20th century, particularly in Bombay. I would like at some point to bring out an edition of his selected writings. I would love to hear from any of your readers who have archival material on Gorwala (letters, articles, photographs, etc) or any other material which might be of interest in understanding the broader social and cultural context in which he wrote. Old editions of Opinion would be particularly welcome. I can be reached via email at, by phone at 9971335249 and WhatsApp at 9971215249.                                                       ARUDRA BURRA Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi  ...

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