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Oral History Interview with Punjabhai Patel

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Punjabhai Patel was born in India and immigrated to the U.S. as an adult. He has served as a teacher, administrator and board member at SILC. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Personal background; participation in SILC; experiences teaching yoga; tenth anniversary of SILC; teaching methods; challenges and rewards of teaching; enrollment and location changes; goals for organization; personal influences; parental perspective; experiences as an administrator and board member; school board; committee work; volunteers; social connections; Festival of Nations; outreach to adopted children; Indian caste system; long term success of SILC; future plans.

Date: March 2, 2000
Subject(s): Punjabhai Patel
Type: Oral History
Language: English
Creator: Polly Sonifer
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Holding Institution: Minnesota Historical Society
Collection: School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC) Oral History Project
Item History: 2016-12-24 (created); 2016-12-24 (modified)

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