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Oral History Interview with Ashoke Mandal

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ashoke Mandal came to Minnesota in 1995 and upon arrival contacted various members of the Indian community. He became president of the India Association of Minnesota [IAM] in 2002. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family; education in India; immigration to the United States and becoming a citizen; finding a job in Minnesota; contacting members of the Indian community and subsequent involvement with IAM; involvement with the Bengali Association; participation in the Festival of Nations; coordinating the annual dinner for IAM; contact with important Minnesota political figures; issues dealt with by IAM; organizational structure of IAM; member recruitment; impact of Senator Paul Wellstone's death on him and the Indian community; newsletter India Town; and future of IAM.

Date: June 12, 2005
Subject(s): Ashoke Mandal
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 4
Item History: 2016-12-13 (created); 2016-12-13 (modified)

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