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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History: Interview with Ashoke Mandal

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ashoke Mandal came to Minnesota in 1995 and upon arrival contacted various members of the Indian community. He became president of the India Association of Minnesota [IAM] in 2002. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family; education in India; immigration to the United States and becoming a citizen; finding a job in Minnesota; contacting members of the Indian community and subsequent involvement with IAM; involvement with the Bengali Association; participation in the Festival of Nations; coordinating the annual dinner for IAM; contact with important Minnesota political figures; issues dealt with by IAM; organizational structure of IAM; member recruitment; impact of Senator Paul Wellstone's death on him and the Indian community; newsletter India Town; and future of IAM.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:18:54 running time
Creation Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Narrator: Mandal, Ashoke
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 06/12/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 119
Accession Number AV2007.24.6
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