Dr. Petra and Joachim Heidrich estate

Documents in the bequest of Joachim Heidrich

On the website of the MIDA project there is a list which gives a detailed insight into the documents of the bequest of Joachim Heidrich.

Collector Joachim Heidrich (1930–2004) studied folklore with a focus on Indology and completed his dissertation in 1958. Between 1973–81, Heidrich lived in India and worked for the Foreign Ministry of the GDR, primarily for the embassy in New Delhi and the consulate in Calcutta. From 1981–89, he worked at the Central Institute of History and the Institute of General History of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR. Finally, until 1995, he worked at the ZMO's predecessor institution, the Forschungsschwerpunkt Moderner Orient. Since the holdings of the Heidrich bequestare not yet searchable via the ZMO's database, this list provides indispensable assistance in searching for documents in this holdings.

Documents in the bequest of Petra Heidrich

Petra Heidrich was born in Berlin on November 13, 1940. She studied Indology at the Institute of Indian Studies of the Humboldt University in Berlin from 1959 to 1965 and worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR in Berlin from 1965 to 1973. From 1973 to 1981 she lived with her family in India and was a "bona fide research scholar" at the Department of History of Rabindra Bharati University in Calcutta from 1973 to 1975. 

Ms. Heidrich completed her doctorate on July 12, 1983 with the distinction "summa cum laude". The topic of her dissertation is "Die Rolle des Landproletariats im unabhängigen Indien" (The Role of the Rural Proletariat in Independent India. From 1976 to 1991, Ms. Heidrich was employed first as a research assistant at the Central Institute of History, and from 1986 at the Institute of General History, Department of Developing Countries, of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR in Berlin.

Ms. Heidrich began her work as a research associate at the Forschungsschwerpunkt Moderner Orient of the Förderungsgesellschaft wissenschaftliche Neuvorhaben mbH in 1992 and continued it from 1996 to the end of 2000 within the framework of the newly founded Leibniz-Zentrums Moderner Orient (Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin e.V.). Her field of work included the social history of modern India, especially agrarian and peasant issues, the transformation of traditional social structures, and social and religious reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. In her last research project at ZMO, she investigated the role of peasant leaders Swami Sahajanand Saraswati and N.G. Ranga in late colonial India.

File copies from Indian Archives/Libraries on All India Kisan Sabha, Kisan Movements are grouped into the following volumes:

  1. The All India Kisan Sabha, 
  2. All India United Kisan Sabha the Constitution, 
  3. The All India Kisan Movement, 
  4. Agricultural Labourers in India and Pakistan (Since 1870), 
  5. Papers related to the activities of the Kirti-Kisna-Sabhav in Punjab , U.P., 
  6. Agricultural Labour Conference in Südindien, 
  7. Bauerbewegungen, 
  8. All India Kisan Bulletin, Kisan News, 
  9. Kisan Sabha Dec 1944-1950 
  10. All India Kisan Comittee Meeting Bombay 21-8-1936 
  11. Question of taking action against the All India Kisan Conference Meeting Bombay 21-8-1936 
  12. All India Kisan Congress, second session, Faizpur 
  13. Second All India Kisan Congress 26 th December 1936 
  14. Resolutions of the first meeting of the A. I. K. C. held at Niamatpur on 14 th and 15 th July ‘37 
  15. A. I. K. Committee Meeting 14+15.7.1937 
  16. All India Kisan Committee Resolutions 
  17. All India Kisan Committee Meets at Vithal Naga 
  18. All India Kisan Sabha Third Session, Comilla, May, 1938 
  19. All India Kisan Sabha 3 rd Session, fourth session, Gaya 1939 
  20. Manual Report of All India Kisan Committee 
  21. Constitution of the All India Kisan Sabha 
  22. Resolution of the All India Kisan Sabha 
  23. Presidential Address of the All India Kisan Sabha 
  24. Conference of the All India Kisan Sabha 
  25. Papers of the All India Kisan Sabha 1941, 1942 
  26. Organisational Reportage of the All India Kisan Sabha 1942-1943/1943-1944 
  27. Bengal Today of the ninth Annual Session of the All India Sabha 1945 
  28. New Charters of Kisan Demands 
  29. Fighting Famine and Landlordism 
  30. Provincial Reports of Kisan Demands 
  31. Organisational reportage 1945-47/ 1947-48 
  32. Provincial Reports the United Provinces 
  33. Papers of Nehru 
  34. Confidential Papers of Government 1935 
  35. Nehru Govt Declares 
  36. Communist Party Publication 
  37. Reports on the Struggle in India 
  38. Resolutions of the Central Committee of the communist party of India
  1. All India Kisan Sabha Barasat 1970 
  2. Summary of Report of the Congress Agrarian Reforms Committee and its Recommendations 
  3. The Agrarian Problem in India a general Survey 
  4. The Modern Indian Peasant a Collection of Addresses, Speeches and Writings 
  5. Lok Dal Election Manifesto 1979 
  6. Proposed Contsitution of Janata Party 
  7. Bharatiya Lok Dal Provisional Contsitution 1974 
  8. Profile of Chaudhary Charan Singh 
  9. Our Economy Philosophy by Ch. Charan Singh 
  10. Aims and Principles of Bharatiya Kranti Dal 
  11. My days with Chaudhary Charan Singh 
  12. Kisan Hand Book 
  13. Peasants and Congress 
  14. The Kisan Speaks 
  15. The Modern Indian Peasant 
  16. History of Kisan Movement 
  17. The Kisan Speaks (second part) 
  18. The Peasant and Co-operative Farming A Socio-Economy Study 
  19. Report of the Committee of the Pauel ou Land Reforms 1959 
  20. Report of the Peasant Enquiry Committee 1936 
  21. Archives from Gujarat 
  22. Archives from Bengalen 
  23. Archives from Maharashtra State Archives Independent Labour Party 
  24. Archives from UP Lanholdes Conference 
  25. Papers on Congress Socialist Party 
  26. Press Statements on All India Kisan Movements 
  27. Papers on Kisan Sabha in Bihar 
  28. Confidential Papers of the Speech delivered by Gandhi, 
  29. Notes on Political Deposit, 
  30. The Indian National Congress 
  31. Confidential Letters or reports 
  32. Press Reports 
  33. Congress Bulletins 
  34. Bulletins on the Relation of the Congress and Kisan Sabha