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Oral History Collection

India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project

NAME: Nirupama Misra
DATE: June 27, 1997
PLACE:
INTERVIEWER: Polly Sonifer

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nirupama Misra was born in India and moved to Minnesota as a young child. She attended college in Florida and Minnesota.

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, familiarity with parents' language, traveling to India. Relationship with extended family, Arranged marriages. Experiences with Indian community in Minnesota, religion, family's values. Similarities and differences between American and Indian culture and values. Schooling, dealing with dual cultures as a parent. Benefits and difficulties of being a child of first-generation immigrants.

India Association, experiences working for a state agency, experiences as a consultant and subcontractor.

COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW:

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

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 55 minutes

RESTRICTIONS ON USE: None

TRANSCRIPT: 35 pages

ACCESSION NUMBER: AV 1999.4.8