Papers of Dalip Singh Saund (1899-1973), American politician and member of the United States House of Representatives, 29th
District of California (1955-1962).
Born in Chhajulwadi, Amritsar district, Punjab Province, British India, Dalip Singh Saund (1899-1973) immigrated to the United
States to study at the University of California Berkeley, where he earned a PhD in mathematics in 1924. Upon completing his
doctorate, he married Marian Kosa in 1928, and remained in California, where he established himself as a farmer. Together
they had three children. Saund was an advocate for Indian independence. He was the author of My Mother India in order to bring to the attention of Americans the inequties of the caste system of India, likening it to racism in the
16.58 Linear Feet
(11 cartons, 2 flat oversize boxes, 17 motion picture film reels, 21 audiotape reels)
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