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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. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family life; interest in both Indian and American culture; studying dance in India; college life; Bharata Natyam dance; development and growth of the Ragamala dance company; participating in the School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC) in Minnesota; views on Hindu religious practice; Indian movies; melding professional plans with interest in Indian dance; importance of maintaining a sense of Indian culture.

Date: July 20, 1997
Subject(s): Aparna Ramaswamy
Type: Oral History
Language: English
Creator: Polly Sonifer
Location: Minnesota

Holding Institution: Minnesota Historical Society
Collection: India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project
Additional Information: Phase 2
Item History: 2016-11-23 (created); 2016-11-23 (modified)

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