Oral History Collection
India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project
|DATE:||January 14, 1995|
|PLACE:||Kassim-Lakha's home, Stillwater, Minnesota|
|PROJECT SERIES:||India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project|
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mansur Kassim-Lakha was born in Kenya to a family of Indian descent. He attended boarding school and college in England and then moved to Minnesota and finished his undergraduate work. Kassim-Lakha is a businessman.
SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Indian immigration to East Africa; boarding school experiences; differences between American and British schools; value of education; marriage and family; early work history; experiences in Nebraska; parenting-instilling values; work with the India Club; other Indian community work, Twin Cities Muslim community; important family and cultural values; the mixing of Eastern and Western values; respect of elders. Visits to England and Kenya; children's education; the value of academics; maintaining family ties back to Africa; the struggle of maintaining long-distance relationships.
COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: The original cassettes are nominally 60 minutes long, but actually longer than that, so three 60-minute tapes were needed for the user copies.
3 60-minute cassettes
2 60-minute cassettes
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|RESTRICTIONS ON USE:||None|
|ACCESSION NUMBER:||AV 1995.103.6|