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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. Paul; balancing demands of home and career; cultural differences; Hindu Society of Minnesota; Hindu Mandir (temple); American Indian community; discrimination; social activities; career and professional activities; domestic violence; recent changes in the Indian community; national pride; her work history; maintaining ties with family in India. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Attached to the end of the transcript is an appendix with family, education, honors, immigration and work history, as well as a dedication for the document.

Date: September 30, 1994
Subject(s): Kusum Saxena
Type: Oral History
Language: English
Creator: Polly Sonifer
Location: Little Canada, 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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