Oral History Interview with Alok Mathur
Alok Mathur was born in New Delhi, India. He did his schooling in Delhi and worked for Escorts motorcycle company for a short while after he finished his diploma. In 1977, he migrated to the U.S. along with his brother and parents. They initially came to the Washington DC area, and soon Mr. Mathur came to Seattle to work for the Boeing Company. In 1987, Mr.
Oral History Interview with Amy Laly
Amy Laly was born in Northern India in 1947. Shortly after the Partition of India, her family moved to Bombay where she and her three siblings and parents lived. She started her undergraduate education at the University of Bombay and then migrated to the United States to complete her education.
Oral History Interview with Dev R. Manhas
Dr. Manhas grew up in the state of Jammu-Kashmir and received his MBBS degree from Government Medical College Amritsar (Punjab). He came to the University of Washington in 1967 to do his residency and subsequently specialized as a cardio-thoracic surgeon. He has been practicing in the Seattle area since his arrival and retired in March 2007 as a well-respected physician in his field.
Oral History Interview with Dinesh Keskar
Dr. Keskar was born in 1954 in Rajkot, India. When he was young, his family moved to Amravati in the state of Maharashtra where Dr. Keskar completed his early schooling. Dr. Keskar received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering, where he was a Gold Medalist. Dr.
Oral History Interview with Jafar Hussain Siddiqui
Jafar (Jeff) Siddiqui was born in Peshwar in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan shortly after the Partition of India and Pakistan. Having grown up in a military family, Mr. Siddiqui lived in various parts of Pakistan and completed his university education in engineering at Sind University in Jamshoro. After his degree, Mr.
Oral History Interview with Jamal Rahman
Jamal Rahman is a Muslim Sufi minister originally from Bangladesh. He is co-minister at Interfaith Community Church in Seattle, Washington, co-host of Interfaith Talk Radio, and adjunct faculty at Seattle University. Jamal travels often and teaches classes, workshops, and retreats locally, nationally, and internationally.
Oral History Interview with Najma Rizvi
Dr. Najma Rizvi was born in Bangladesh in 1938. She grew up in the capital city of Dakka and studied there until she completed her Masters degree in Geography. She came to the United States with her husband in 1959 to further her studies. She returned to Bangladesh to teach and live there until she returned as a permanent immigrant in 1969. Dr.
Oral History Interview with Owais Jafrey
M. Owais Jafrey was born on January 4, 1941 in Bulandshahr, India. He was sent to join the Intermediate College at Meerut and went on to joined the Muslim University, Aligarh, a prestigious Indian institution for higher education. After his BA, he migrated to Lahore, in Pakistan, where he worked as a sales assistant for Batala Engineering Company, and later joined Nawa-i-Waqt, a daily newspaper.
Oral History Interview with Santosh Wahi
Santosh Wahi was born in Northern India and was the daughter of an Indian diplomat. Because of her father’s postings, she lived in Delhi, Holland, and New York City by the time she graduated college. Mrs.
Oral History Interview with Shalia Kode
Dr. Shalia Kode grew up in Belgaum, which is in Karnataka state in India. Her family moved to Mumbai in 1966 where she started at Grant Medical College. She lived with her family in Goregaon until she fulfilled her father’s dream of her becoming a doctor. After that, she spent two years as a physician in a rural primary health center in Ratanagari. Dr.