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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. Campaign," the advertisement is described as an image of the imprisoned leader Jayaprakash Narayan superimposed on an image of Mahatma Gandhi, as a "symbol of thousands of persons imprisoned indefinitely without charges and without right to trial." The message was signed off by Shrikumar Poddar (President of the India Foundation), K.S.S. Raju (Executive Director of International Students Foundation), Clinton Lockert (South Asia Librarian at Michigan State University), and Jagan Rao (Assoc. Professor at West Georgia College).


Date: 1975

Holding Institution: University of Chicago
Item History: 2011-06-15 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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