India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History: Interview with Niru Misra

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Titles India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History: Interview with Niru Misra
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Niru Misra came to the United States at a young age and became involved in the India Association of Minnesota [IAM] soon after college. She served on the board of IAM for three years before being elected president. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up in the United States; professional life; father's involvement with IAM and Niru's subsequent involvement; experience living in the United States during the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement; presence of Indian culture in American media; involvement in the Festival of India; goals of IAM; reaching out to the non-Indian community; service projects and volunteer opportunities through IAM; involvement in School of India for Languages and Culture [SILC]; serving on the board for IAM; organizational structure; gender roles in India versus the United States; serving as president of IAM and the projects undertaken; difficulty in member recruitment; Indian performing arts; challenges faced by IAM; founding the Asian Indian Women's Association [AIWA]; issues dealt with by AIWA such as domestic abuse; immigration and discrimination; changing the name of India Club to India Association of Minnesota; and future challenges of IAM.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:01:22 running time
Creation Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Interviewee: Misra, Ms. Nirupama
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 09/25/2004
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 119 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.24.7 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History'


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