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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History: Interview with Dr. Vasant Sukhatme
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.
2 hours sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:14:55 running time
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Interviewee: Sukhatme, Vasant Ph.D.
East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 119 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.24.12 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History'