Federation of Indian Student Societies

Date began: 
01 Jan 1937
Precise date began unknown: 

The Federation of Indian Students' Societies in Great Britain and Ireland started up in 1937. It was one of a number of organizations providing a platform for Indian students, and suspected by the British Government of encouraging Communist sympathies. The society produced a quarterly journal called the Indian Student. The Federation came up in the House of Commons on 1 July 1937 when Thomas Williams, MP, asked why Prithu Pal Singh and Dr Sadashanker Chhabildas Mehta had been questioned by the police about the Indian Student.

Secondary works: 

Visram, Rozina, Asians in Britain: 400 Years of History (London: Pluto Press, 2002)

Archive source: 

Hansard, 1 July 1937

L/PJ/12/4, India Office Records, Asian and African Studies Reading Room, British Library, St Pancras

CP/IND/DUTT/24/09, LP/ID/IND/1/89-99, Archives of the CPGB, Labour History Archive and Study Centre, Manchester