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Chitra and Pritha Singh Oral History Interview

Chitra Singh is a singer/songwriter and a nursing aide. Here, she and her sister Pritha, co-founder of the Rakjumari Cultural Center, an Indo-Caribbean arts and culture organization in Queens, share the family's history of double diaspora and some of the objects, including an intricately carved brass lota, that made the journey across generations from India to Guyana to New York City. The sisters remember their late mother Rajkumari Singh, a pioneering figure in Indian literary and cultural circles in the Guyanese capital of Georgetown in the mid-twentieth century. They also recount the struggles of their early years, forging an independent path as single women in the United States. This interview has been edited for clarity.

Duration: 00:45:48

Date: January 3, 2020
Subject(s): Chitra and Pritha Singh
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Gaiutra Bahadur
Location: Queens, NY

Collection: Gaiutra Bahadur Fellowship Project
Item History: 2020-08-24 (created); 2020-08-24 (modified)

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