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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 2): Interview with Vishant Shah
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shah's parents came from India to the United States where he attended high school and college in Minnesota. He works as an institutional investment consultant. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family life; importance of education to family; cooperation within the Indian community in the Twin Cities; learning Indian languages; growing up in Minnesota; frequent trips to India; an appreciation for one's roots; memories of elementary school; value of hard work and intolerance of violence; family relationships; Jainism; involvement in the School of India for Languages and Culture; high school memories; outdoor activities; traveling abroad; high school and college experiences; tracing Gandhi's footsteps; race relations on campus and in the United States in general; realities in dealing with both American and Indian culture in the second generation.
Quantity 38 pages transcript
2 hours sound cassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:03:27 running time
Creation Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Narrator: Shah, Vishant
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 04/03/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 56
Accession Number AV1999.4.15
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 2)'

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