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Oral History Interview with Ashok Jethanandani

Ashok Jethanandani is a retired software engineer, a former editor of India Currents, and a practicing doctor of ayurvedic medicine based in San Jose, CA. He met his now husband, Arvind Kumar, in 1985, who helped start Trikone, the oldest queer South Asian group in the United States. In his oral history interview, Ashok describes his coming out process to his family and friends, falling in love with Arvind, his involvement with Trikone in the 1990s, and the impact of AIDS within his community.

Gender & Sexuality

Duration: 01:14:10

Date: January 22, 2021
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Nikhil D. Patil
Location: Atlanta, GA

Collection: Nikhil D. Patil Fellowship Project
Item History: 2021-06-25 (created); 2021-06-25 (modified)

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