India in 1947: Eunice D’Sa

By • Aug 15th, 2012
Category: Diaspora, Featured, India, Life, Video

Eunice D'Sa  copyright Kamla Bhatt 2012India in 1947 what was it like? How did the young people react when India became independent on August 15, 1947?  What was the transition like? How did they learn the new national anthem? What did the young students learn in their geography classes in the 1940s? What was the map of India like?  For these questions and more we turned to Eunice D’Asa fondly referred to as Aunty Euna.

She vividly recollect 1947 for that was the year she got married. She paints  a picture of what young people like her felt when India got its independence in 1947. Prior to 1947 it was the British anthem that was sung in schools and concerts and Aunty Euna explains how they learnt the new national anthem for India. She has been playing the Indian national anthem on the piano for over 60 years now. Here’s a video clip of her playing the Indian national anthem.

Aunty Euna moved to the US over 20 years ago, and lives in Silicon Valley.

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