Independence Day: How Chicago Radio became the voice of India’s freedom


This Congress Radio station case, as it was called, remains an “important chapter in the history of India’s freedom struggle,” according to Usha Thakkar, who has written a book on it. Nanik Motwane was picked up for allegedly helping the station with equipment and technical assistance. Interestingly, Chicago Radio was not on the police’s radar “despite its proximity to the freedom movement”. British officials would often go to Nanik Motwane to buy police wireless equipment and their books…



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