India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History: Interview with Shanti Shah
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shanti Shah moved to Minnesota in 1974 and began meeting members of the Indian community. She was involved in the School of India for Languages and Culture [SILC] and the India Association of Minnesota [IAM] and became president of IAM in the 1990s. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Moving to Canada; getting married; coming to Minnesota and meeting members of the Indian community; becoming involved in IAM and SILC; funding for SILC; participation in the Festival of Nations and working in the café and the exhibit; participation of Indian children in the Festival of Nations; inception of the Festival of India; European views of India; involvement in the Trustee Advisory Council, which is part of IAM; serving on the board of IAM; gender roles; involvement in the Asian Indian Women's Association [AIWA] and the Minnesota Asian Democratic Association [MAIDA]; events involved in while serving as IAM president; importance of the arts; reasons for the success of IAM; and the younger membership of IAM.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:53:39 running time
Creation Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Interviewee: Shah, Ms. Shanti
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 10/29/2004
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 119
Accession Number AV2007.24.11
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History'

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