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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History: Interview with Shanti Shah
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.
1.5 hours sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:53:39 running time
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Interviewee: Shah, Ms. Shanti
East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 119 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.24.11 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History'