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Oral History Interview with Mansur Kassim-Lakha

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mansur Kassim-Lakha was born in Kenya to a family of Indian descent. He attended boarding school and college in England and then moved to Minnesota and finished his undergraduate work. Kassim-Lakha is a businessman. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Indian immigration to East Africa; boarding school experiences; differences between American and British schools; value of education; marriage and family; early work history; experiences in Nebraska; parenting-instilling values; work with the India Club; other Indian community work, Twin Cities Muslim community; important family and cultural values; the mixing of Eastern and Western values; respect of elders. Visits to England and Kenya; children's education; the value of academics; maintaining family ties back to Africa; the struggle of maintaining long-distance relationships.

Date: January 14, 1995
Subject(s): Mansur Kassim-Lakha
Type: Oral History
Language: English
Creator: Polly Sonifer
Location: Stillwater, MN

Holding Institution: Minnesota Historical Society
Collection: India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project
Additional Information: Phase 1
Item History: 2016-11-03 (created); 2016-11-03 (modified)

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