25 Oct 2010

Archive of Indian songs and stories now available

11:32 am on 25 October 2010

A unique collection of songs and stories from India, recorded in the early 20th century, has been made public for the first time and is available to download for free.

The recordings, made by British colonial officers, were part of a huge archive of Indian languages.

The BBC reports it was designed to teach future British civil servants the dialects of the Indian regions in which they would work.