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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project

NAME: Aparna Ramaswamy
DATE: July 20, 1997
PLACE:
INTERVIEWER: Polly Sonifer

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Aparna Ramaswamy was born in India. She moved with her parents to Minnesota where she was raised and attended college. She studied classical dance in India, and has performed with the Ragamala Music and Dance Theater founded by her mother.

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family life; interest in both Indian and American culture; studying dance in India; college life; Bharata Natyam dance; development and growth of the Ragamala dance company; participating in the School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC) in Minnesota; views on Hindu religious practice; Indian movies; melding professional plans with interest in Indian dance; importance of maintaining a sense of Indian culture.

COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW:

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

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 30 minutes

RESTRICTIONS ON USE: None

TRANSCRIPT: 31 pages

ACCESSION NUMBER: AV 1999.4.13