Oral History Collection

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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project

NAME: Ram Gada
DATE: December 7, 1994
PLACE: New Brighton, Minnesota
INTERVIEWER: Polly Sonifer

PROJECT SERIES: India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ram Gada was born in India where he graduated from college. He also completed a graduate degree in North Dakota and then moved to Minnesota. Presently, he operates his own consulting firm.

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Childhood years; experiences growing up in India; education; arranging to come to school in the U.S; arriving in and adjusting to climate in North Dakota. Marriage; family values; cultural differences; the Gujarati Samaj; religion; vegetarianism, activities of the Jain group in Minneapolis; India Club; School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC); relations within the Indian community; recent political involvement; work history; imparting values to children, mixing Eastern and Western cultural values; plans for children's futures, the growth of Indian community in the Twin Cities; and maintaining family ties to India.

COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW:

SOUND RECORDINGS: User copy:
2 60-minute cassettes
Original:
2 60-minute cassettes

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW:

RESTRICTIONS ON USE: None

TRANSCRIPT: 32 pages

ACCESSION NUMBER: AV 1995.103.4