Independence Day Special: Dramatised Reading from Maulana Adul Kalam Azad’s India Wins Freedom


The Ahmednagar Fort is a fort located in Maharashtra, India.

This fort was used by the British Raj as a prison.

India’s freedom fighters like Jawaharlal Nehru, Abul Kalam Azad, Sardar Patel and nine other members of the Indian National Congress were detained in this fort for almost three years after they passed the Quit India Resolution in 1942.

Jawaharlal Nehru wrote his popular book, The Discovery of India, while he was imprisoned at Ahmednagar fort. During the same time, Congress leader, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad also compiled his acclaimed “Ghubar-e-Khatir” (Sallies of Mind) which is considered as the best example of “Epistolary Essays” in Urdu literature.

This video presents a dramatised reading of one of the chapters from Maulana Azad’s book, India Wins Freedom. The Podcast has been produced by Kitaab, and it features voices of producer Zafar Anjum as Maulana Azad, Gibu George as the Jailor, Jawahar Kanjilal as the Inspector General of Prisons, and Neil Daswani as Jawaharlal Nehru.

You can also listen to this dramatised reading as a podcast here.

 

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