Oral History Interview with Shanti Shah
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shanti Shah moved to Minnesota in 1974 and began meeting members of the Indian community. She was involved in the School of India for Languages and Culture [SILC] and the India Association of Minnesota [IAM] and became president of IAM in the 1990s. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Moving to Canada; getting married; coming to Minnesota and meeting members of the Indian community; becoming involved in IAM and SILC; funding for SILC; participation in the Festival of Nations and working in the café and the exhibit; participation of Indian children in the Festival of Nations; inception of the Festival of India; European views of India; involvement in the Trustee Advisory Council, which is part of IAM; serving on the board of IAM; gender roles; involvement in the Asian Indian Women's Association [AIWA] and the Minnesota Asian Democratic Association [MAIDA]; events involved in while serving as IAM president; importance of the arts; reasons for the success of IAM; and the younger membership of IAM.
Date: October 29, 2004
Subject(s): Shanti Shah
Type: Oral History
Creator: Polly Sonifer
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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