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Oral History Collection

India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project

NAME: Vishant Shah
DATE: April 3, 1997
PLACE:
INTERVIEWER: Polly Sonifer

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shah's parents came from India to the United States where he attended high school and college in Minnesota. He works as an institutional investment consultant.

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family life; importance of education to family; cooperation within the Indian community in the Twin Cities; learning Indian languages; growing up in Minnesota; frequent trips to India; an appreciation for one's roots; memories of elementary school; value of hard work and intolerance of violence; family relationships; Jainism; involvement in the School of India for Languages and Culture; high school memories; outdoor activities; traveling abroad; high school and college experiences; tracing Gandhi's footsteps; race relations on campus and in the United States in general; realities in dealing with both American and Indian culture in the second generation.

COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW:

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

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 2 hours

RESTRICTIONS ON USE: None

TRANSCRIPT: 38 pages

ACCESSION NUMBER: AV 1999.4.15