Datta, Surendra Kumar


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0059 Mss Eur F178
Held at: British Library, Asia Pacific and Africa Collections, India Office Private Papers
Domain: archival
Title: Datta, Surendra Kumar
Date(s) of contents: 1884-1953
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 93 items

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: Surendra Kumar Datta was born in 1878. He was lecturer in history and biology 1909-1914, and Principal 1932-1942 at Forman Christian College. He became YMCA national secretary for India, Burma and Ceylon 1919-27 and continued to be active in international YMCA afterwards. He represented Indian Christians in the Indian Legislative Assembly from 1924 to 1926 and at the Round Table Conference in 1931.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by his son, Professor S Prakesh Datta

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Includes correspondence and papers concerning the YMCA 1919 - 32; the Indian YMCA 1923 -37; Datta's notes on the YMCA in China and Japan 1930-31; correspondence and papers concerning Indian politics and constitutional reform 1927 - 1942; papers concerning education and Datta's work as Principal of Forman College; miscellaneous correspondence and papers 1908-1942 and family papers 1885 - 1953

System of arrangement: see catalogue

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English and

Conditions governing access: Access unrestricted

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: Detailed catalogue available.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: Adapted for Mundus 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects

Personal names
Datta | Surendra Kumar | 1878-1942 | academic and leading Indian Christian

Corporate names
Indian Young Men's Christian Association
Young Men's Christian Association

Places
South Asia