India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project

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Titles India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 1): Interview with Mansur Kassim-Lakha
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mansur Kassim-Lakha was born in Kenya to a family of Indian descent. He attended boarding school and college in England and then moved to Minnesota and finished his undergraduate work. Kassim-Lakha is a businessman. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Indian immigration to East Africa; boarding school experiences; differences between American and British schools; value of education; marriage and family; early work history; experiences in Nebraska; parenting-instilling values; work with the India Club; other Indian community work, Twin Cities Muslim community; important family and cultural values; the mixing of Eastern and Western values; respect of elders. Visits to England and Kenya; children's education; the value of academics; maintaining family ties back to Africa; the struggle of maintaining long-distance relationships.
Quantity 43 pages transcript
2 hours sound cassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:38:17 running time
Creation Interviewee: Kassim-Lakha, Mansur
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Made in: Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 01/14/1995
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 46 (Library Call Number)
AV1995.103.6 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 1)'


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