Oral History Interview with Ranee Ramaswamy
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ranee Ramaswamy was born in India, where she attended school and college. In Minnesota, she renewed her involvement with dance and also was active in the Tamil Association. She travels to India frequently to study dance and is a founder of the Ragamala Dance Theater.
Oral History Interview with Kusum Saxena
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Kusum Saxena was born in India where she graduated from college and did postgraduate studies. In the late 1950s, she and her husband immigrated to the U.S, living first in Massachusetts and later in Minnesota. Saxena is a physician. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her childhood and education; her medical education; marriage; the decision to immigrate; early years in St.
Oral History Interview with Dr. Abul H. Siddiqui
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Abul Hasan Siddiqui was born in India. After graduating from medical school in India, he traveled to England and Scotland for research and graduate work. He has worked in several countries, and in the mid-1970s, he accepted employment in the United States. He has retired, but maintains licensure and contact with the medical community.
Oral History Interview with Bash Singh
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Bash Singh was born in a city formerly in India and now in Pakistan. She attended school and college in India. She came to the U.S. and lived first in Tennessee and then moved to Minnesota in the early 1970s.
Oral History Interview with Sister Jancy and Sister Tresa Jose
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sister Jancy and Sister Tresa Jose were born in India where both attended school and college. They immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1970s at the request of their church superiors. Both attained graduate degrees from a Minnesota university while working. Sister Jancy is the assistant principal and Sister Tresa Joe is a teacher at a Catholic school in Minnesota.
Oral History Interview with Aparna Ramaswamy
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Aparna Ramaswamy was born in India. She moved with her parents to Minnesota where she was raised and attended college. She studied classical dance in India, and has performed with the Ragamala Music and Dance Theater founded by her mother.
Oral History Interview with Ina Ganguli
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ina Ganguli was born in Minnesota. Ganguli attended high school in Minnesota and at the time of the interview was a student at a university in Illinois. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, familiarity with parents' language, values, visits from relatives, important organizations in the Indian community-SILC (School of India for Languages and Culture) and the India Association.
Oral History Interview with Simi Ahuja
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Simi Ahuja was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Minnesota. She graduated from college in Minnesota and works in health care administration.
Oral History Interview with Nirupama Misra
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nirupama Misra was born in India and moved to Minnesota as a young child. She attended college in Florida and Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, familiarity with parents' language, traveling to India. Relationship with extended family, Arranged marriages. Experiences with Indian community in Minnesota, religion, family's values.
Oral History Interview with Guptan Nambudiripad
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nambudiripad was born in British Columbia. He attended college in Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, familiarity with parents' language. Relations with extended family. Advantages and disadvantages of being the first generation born in American. Diverse cultures of India. Family's values, vegetarianism. Religion. Arma Chitra comic books. Experiences in Illinois.