From Seven Rivers to Ten Thousand Lakes: A Celebration of Minnesota's Indian American Community
Join us for a celebration of the Indian American community--immigrants from the Indian subcontinent--in Minnesota with Shoreview resident and author Preeti Mathur, whose book From Seven Rivers to Ten Thousand Lakes is newly published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. She will discuss the Indian American community and the process of writing and publishing her book. There will also be demonstrations of Indian dances and culture.
Drawing on extensive interviews and archival research, and based on personal experience as an involved member of the Indian American community, Mathur offers an overview of the Indian people and the conditions that have spurred immigration to Minnesota; the experiences of settling in the state and establishing a community here; the professional, political, and economic contributions of Indian Americans in Minnesota, including both permanent and visiting residents; and the pursuit and celebration of cultural and religious traditions in this, their adopted home.
This event is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
- Saturday, November 16, 2019
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm
- SV - Community Program Room
- RCL - Shoreview