South Asian Oral History Project

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The Third Phase: 2007 - 2009 (Immigrants from the 1980's forward)

The third phase, established in 2008, focused on the decade which marked the passage of the Family Reunification Act . This resulted in a further increase of South Asian immigration. This phase recorded thirteen stories by the immigrants who came to US in 1980s and later. They played a key role in the development of the regional high-tech economy. In this period, the growth of technology industries in the region led by Microsoft, along with geo-political shifts in South Asia also increased the size and presence of the South Asian community.

Akhtar Badshah, South Asian Oral History Interview
Akhtar Badshah
Bharti Kirchner, Interview
Bharti Kirchner
Lakshmi Gaur, South Asian Oral History Interview
Lakshmi Gaur
Mohammad Zahid Hossain, South Asian Oral History Interview
Mohammad Zahid Hossain
Nirmala Gnanapragasam, South Asian Oral History Interview
Nirmala Gnanapragasam
Pramila Jayapal, Interview
Pramila Jayapal
Prasana Manjula Samarawickrama, South Asian Oral History Interview
Prasanna Manjula Samarawickrama
Rao V. Remala, South Asian Oral History Interview
Rao V. Remala
Syed Rizwan Nasar, South Asian Oral History Interview
Syed Rizwan Nasar