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Gulab Khandelwal Oral History Pt. 1
Part of a series of interviews documenting the unique immigrant experience of Asian Indians in northeast Ohio and explore issues of professional, family, and religious life. During the interview Mr. Khandelwal talks a lot about how his love of poetry and his career as a poet was integral to how he lived his life. This passion is concretely demonstrated by actual recitations of poem in English during the interview. He is a famous contemporary Hindi Poet from India that has also written a significant amount of poetry in English after coming to live in the United States. Overall his love for poetry seems to have fostered a particularly high consciousness of maintaining his Indian “cultural identity” while at the same time being open to other cultural influences and interacting with non-Asian Indian people of Cleveland. This is the first of two videos depicting this interview.
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