• Short Summary

    A Sikh leader fasts to call for a Punjabi speaking state in India.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "India. Sikhs Watch Death Fast".

    Amritsar, India.

    GV the Golden Temple. SV Sikhs walking past camera. CU group of Sikhs. CU Sikh. GV mass of women and children.

    SV Tara Singh being carried on stretcher past camera. CU sign 'Master Tara Singh Fast Unto Death Enters Into 16th Day'. CU Tara Singh sitting up.

    SV Yogiraj Suriya Dev, a Hindu Yogi laying on floor with his stomach pushed out. Another man climbs onto his stomach and stands on it balancing. He topples off. SV young Hindus waving. CU Yogiraj Suriya Dev laying down with his stomach pulled in. He pushes his stomach out and the man climbs on again, pan up to the man balancing in crouching position and he lets out a cry.

    GV Golden Temple. GV Tara Singh laying on stretcher with two doctors in attendance. SV the doctors taking Tara Singh's pulse and he has a thermometer in his mouth. CU Singh with thermometer in mouth. CU doctor. CU CU Singh while hand places stethoscope on his chest.

    Cataloguer's Note: Tara Singh is fasting to call for a Punjabi speaking state to be set up by the Indian government - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:57:00 / 01:05:19:00

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