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    New Delhi, India. 1947?

    The conference on Asian relations held at New Delhi, and presided over by Mrs Sarojini Naidu, was attended by delegates from all over Asia. LS. The old fort of Purana Quila, where Inter Asian relations conference was held. People arriving to conference and entering the gate. Various shots of the delegates, most in traditional clothes.

    LS. Mrs Naidu and Sir Sri Bam leading the delegates in. CU. Mrs Naidu on the dais. MS. Pandit Nehru walking up to the dais. Mahatma Gandhi is seen seated in audience. Various shots of the leaders of the delegations - Indonesia, Tibet, Burma, China, Palestine, Bhutan, Georgia, Iran, Siam. Long shot of mass of delegates in hall.

    LS. Nehru speaking from the dais,people listening. Various shots of other delegates talking from dais and people in audience. MS. Mrs Vyayalakshimi Pandit Nehru addressing the assembly panning to Mrs Sarojini Naidu watching her. Delegates listening.

    Delegates arriving to the conference. Mrs Nehru arriving with her daughter Indira (later Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi).

    Various shots of the delegates inside the conference building talking in groups. More shots of the delegates addressing the conference and the delegates in the audience listening. Another brief shot of the Mahatma was seen. More shots of the delegates arriving, seated at conference etc. Leaders of the various delegations mount the platform and shake hands with Pandit Nehru and Mrs Naidu. More shots of the conference.

    The old record states the names of some of the delegates seen in this item. They are: Sir S. Radhakrishnan, Dr Shyama Prasad Mukerji, Mr Jai Prakash Narain (he is the Indian Socialist leader), Sardar Valhabhai Patel, Mr C. Rajargo Palachari, Maharajah of Patiala and Field Marshal Sir Claud Auchinleck.

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    British Pathé
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    01:52:20:00 / 02:00:26:00
    UN 1657 A
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    UN 1657 A
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    Religion & Politics Trade & Industry
    Maharajas Iran Jawaharlal Nehru
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  1. KaiJabir says

    This event was called the 'Asian Relations Conference' not 'Asiatic Conference' and was held between March 23 and April 2 1947, not 1940.

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