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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. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family life; importance of education to family; cooperation within the Indian community in the Twin Cities; learning Indian languages; growing up in Minnesota; frequent trips to India; an appreciation for one's roots; memories of elementary school; value of hard work and intolerance of violence; family relationships; Jainism; involvement in the School of India for Languages and Culture; high school memories; outdoor activities; traveling abroad; high school and college experiences; tracing Gandhi's footsteps; race relations on campus and in the United States in general; realities in dealing with both American and Indian culture in the second generation. Quantity

Date: April 3, 1997
Subject(s): Vishant Shah
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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