Oral History Interview with Ravinder Manku
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ravinder Manku was born Nairobi, Kenya to a family of Indian origin. Her family also lived in Zambia and Canada. She attended college in Canada. She moved to the U.S. in the mid-1990s to continue her education, and is currently working on her PhD as well as doing educational research.
Oral History Interview with Prasanna Mishra
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Prasanna Mishra was born in India where he attended school and college. He came to U.S. in the late 1970s. He lived and worked first in Pennsylvania, before moving to Minnesota. Currently, he works as a researcher.
Oral History Interview with Neelam Naik
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Neelam Naik was born in India, where she attended school and college. She immigrated to the U.S. in the mid-1990s, arriving first in Georgia and later accepting employment in Minnesota. She works for a consulting firm.
Oral History Interview with Jonathan Remund
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jonathan Remund was born in India and adopted by a family in Minnesota. He attended school and college in Minnesota, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree.
Oral History Interview with Ved Sharma
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ved Sharma was born in India where he completed undergraduate and graduate work. He immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1970s and completed more graduate work. He came first to Missouri and then moved to Minnesota, where he teaches at a university in the outstate area.
Oral History Interview with Jagadish Desai
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jagadish Desai was born in India and came to the United States in 1959 to study chemical engineering. He came to Minnesota in 1962. He was one of the founders of the India Association of Minnesota [IAM], formerly known as the India Club.
Oral History Interview with Gummadi J. Franklin
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gummadi Franklin graduated from pharmacy school in India before immigrating to Minnesota in 1969. He became president of the India Association of Minnesota [IAM] in 1998.
Oral History Interview with Neena Gada
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Neena Gada immigrated to Minnesota in 1967. She was active in both the School of India for Languages and Culture [SILC] and the India Association of Minnesota [IAM].