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Oral History Interview with Vyasar Ganesan

In this oral history interview, Vyasar Ganesan shares about his experience growing up in Austin, Texas to a single mother while his father was incarcerated. Ganesan reflects on discussing his father's incarceration publicly on the first season of the widely watched Netflix show called "Indian Matchmaker." Ganesan discusses his childhood memories of attending court with his father, visiting his father at various prisons across Texas, and navigating his father's release from prison.

Photo: Medium: ink and posisbly colored pencils and crayons on a linen-type napkin, hemmed. Dimensions: 12.25in by 14.75in. Vyasar Ganesan's father, incarcerated at the time, crafted this for his 11th birthday. The napkin contains a drawing of Mickey Mouse holding a dessert with two candles in it. Mickey Mouse is standing on grass next to two presents and is surrounded by eleven multi-colored balloons. The lettering reads: "Happy Birthday Vyasar."

Duration: 01:58:51

Date: January 2, 2021
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Savannah Kumar
Location: Austin, TX

Collection: Savannah Kumar Fellowship Project
Item History: 2021-12-08 (created); 2021-12-08 (modified)

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