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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Dr. Tsewang Ngodup
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Tsewang Ngodup grew up in Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India. He attended high school in Dehra Dun, pre-medical school in Chandigarh, and medical school in Amritsar, India. Ngodup has worked as a doctor in the Tibetan camp of Kollegal in Mysore, Karnataka, India, in Chandigarh, in a missionary hospital in Nepal, in the Tibetan Children's Village (TCV), Dharamsala, and in Minnesota. Ngodup moved to Minnesota in 1997 to continue his medical training. His family followed him in 1999. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, family, being the first generation educated, decision to come to the U.S., family separation, Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM), community, Tibetan Association of Minnesota (TAM), challenges, including gangs and violence, similarities and differences between Tibetan, Indian, and American culture, adapting to new culture, Buddhism, working as physician in Minnesota, Tibetan medicine, Tibetan Community Center, Tibetan language classes for youth, preserving culture, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to Minnesota, future plans for the community, obligations to Tibetans in India and Tibet.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
22 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:56:40 running time
Creation Narrator: Ngodup, Dr. Tsewang
Interviewer: Norbu, Dorjee T.
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Tibetans
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/24/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 104
Accession Number AV2005.106.13
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'