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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History: Interview with Dr. Vasant Sukhatme

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Vasant Sukhatme was born in India and came to Minnesota in 1978 after finishing his PhD in economics. He became president of the India Association of Minnesota [IAM] in 1996. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Childhood; education; coming to Minnesota; marriage; finding a teaching job at a college; meeting members of the Indian community in the late 1970s; early involvement in IAM; volunteering for the Festival of Nations; reasons for joining the IAM board; activities involved in while serving on the IAM board; the fiftieth anniversary celebration of India's independence; serving as president of IAM; involvement in the Trustee Advisory Council; future vision of IAM; outsourcing; membership of IAM; involvement in the School of India for Languages and Culture [SILC]; second generation Indian-Americans; challenges faced by IAM; politics; service projects, fundraising and volunteer efforts; and future aspirations for projects IAM might take on.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:14:55 running time
Creation Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Narrator: Sukhatme, Vasant Ph.D.
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 10/11/2004
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 119
Accession Number AV2007.24.12
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