Oral History Collection

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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project

NAME: Simi Ahuja
DATE: April 10, 1998
PLACE:
INTERVIEWER: Polly Sonifer

PROJECT SERIES: India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 2)

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Simi Ahuja was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Minnesota. She graduated from college in Minnesota and works in health care administration.

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, familiarity with parents' language, involvement in a women's group of second-generation children; family values; Indian community connections; spiritual life; self-acceptance, holiday celebrations; family trips to India; university experiences; future plans, advantages and challenges of being a second-generation child; struggle to balance cultural and familial expectations.

COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW:

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

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 20 minutes

RESTRICTIONS ON USE: None

TRANSCRIPT: 23 pages

ACCESSION NUMBER: AV 1999.4.2