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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History: Interview with Sarat Mohapatra
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sarat Mohapatra was born in India and came to the United States in 1972. After moving to Minnesota, he became involved in the India Association of Minnesota [IAM] and became president of the organization in the late 1990s. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family; education in India; immigrating to the United States; completing his PhD program; getting married; moving to Minnesota; meeting members of the Indian community in Minnesota; involvement in the School of India for Languages and Culture [SILC]; participation in the Festival of Nations; serving on the board of IAM; major projects undertaken during his time on the IAM board, such as the fiftieth anniversary celebration of India's independence and work on the Asian Indian Community Directory; involvement in the Minnesota Asian Indian Democratic Association [MAIDA]; service and community outreach projects done by IAM; involvement in the Trustee Advisory Committee, which is part of IAM; future challenges and future leadership for IAM; politics; balancing local commitment with the commitment to India; and the need for more volunteering and service-based activities.
2 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:15:29 running time
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Interviewee: Mohapatra, Sarat
East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 119 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.24.8 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History'