Oral History Interview with Suruchi P. Kelly
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Suruchi Patankar Kelly was born in India. Her family moved to Minnesota in the 1970s. She attended high school in Minnesota, then college and medical school in Massachusetts. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, experiences living in London, pride in Indian heritage. Family values, schooling, religion, experiences at college, Bharata Natyam dance. Plans for the future.
Oral History Interview with Lisa G. Norton
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lisa Gada Norton was born in Minnesota. Her parents emigrated from India in the 1960s. Norton attended school in Minnesota and college in Wisconsin.
Oral History Interview with Vishant Shah
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shah's parents came from India to the United States where he attended high school and college in Minnesota. He works as an institutional investment consultant.
Oral History Interview with Satveer Chaudhary
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Satveer Chaudhary was born in Minnesota. He attended high school, college, and law school in Minnesota. Presently he is serving in the Minnesota legislature. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, familiarity with parents' language, schooling, extracurricular activities, travel in England, India, and South Africa, political work and law school, running for state office.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.