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