Samachar, Vol. 5
Volume 5 of Samachar, the newsletter of LOTUS, published for September/October 2000. Includes several poems written by Ritu Nagpaul, and an editorial titled "Lucky to Be in Hawaii."
Samachar, Vol. 6
Volume 6 of Samachar, the newsletter of LOTUS, published for November/December 2000. Includes an article by historian Parna Sengupta, touching on her childhood in Hawaii and her teaching Indian history at an American university.
Indian Students' Meeting to Protest Indira Gandhi's Subversion of Democracy in India (1975)
Flyer advertising meeting to "Protest Indira Gandhi's Subversion of Democracy" on five charges, including the imposition of emergency, suspension of constitutional rights, media censorship, arrest of political leaders and newspaper editors. Includes several quotes from an AP report in Chicago Sun-Times, describing the arrests and the motivations behind Gandhi's actions.
India Under Indira's Iron-Rule
Broadsheet from the student organization “Indians for Political Freedom” criticizing Indira Gandhi and the Indian Nationalist Congress Party on a litany of charges, from suppressing workers’ rights to forced sterilization of working people. A list of demands includes stopping victimization of Indian dissenters, and restoring the national scholarship for University of Chicago Ph.D.
The third issue of India Forum, published in November 1976, was a special double issue focused on "Political Repression and Social Trends." The issue featured four articles, including an introductory note on "Fortress India."
Published in January 1976, the second issue of India Forum focused explicitly on emergency rule in India, with two articles on the subject: "The Congress Dictatorship in India," and "The Economy and the Emergency." The cover includes a caption that was lifted from Far Eastern Economic Review (October 24, 1975): "Freedom from hunger is more important for most than freedom of speech.
India Forum (April 1977)
Published in April 1977 out of Oakland, California, the fourth issue of India Forum included several articles: "Gandhi's Spies in U.S.A.," "Elections in India and Pakistan," "Women India," and "Harijans Moving Left."
Political Crisis in India
A notice from the Chicago-based organization Indians For Political Freedom, which describes the group's formation and its demands. The notice urges Indians in the U.S. and Canada to "raise a voice a support of our compatriots whose constitutional rights have been denied."
Urgent Message from the Indian Foundation (1975)
An "Urgent Message" issued by the Indian Foundation based in Lansing, Michigan. The message describes and urges support for a campaign to publish an advertisement in the New York Times for August 15, 1975, India's Independence Day. Designed by the London-based "Free J.P.