Ashini Ganesalingam interviewed by Natalie Milbrodt

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Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16068
Description: Ashini describes a variety of classes and activities available through the Ganesh Temple where she and her family have been devotees her whole life. She describes her participation in music classes in ... More
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16070
Description: Ashini describes growing up in the apartment building where her family lived for most of her life. She was close with other children growing up on the same floor and often played with them out in the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16067
Description: Ashini discusses the positive developments she has witnessed in Flushing over time including the expansion of the Ganesh Temple and changes to local businesses.
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16076
Description: Ashini describes how the Ganesh temple used to be a church. She talks about the various religious institutions in the neighborhood, reflecting on the diversity there. It is something she is aware of s ... More
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16073
Description: Ashini describes music and dancing at the Ratha Yatra procession during the Sri Ganesha Chaturthi festival. She describes the different instruments musicians play and the improvisational nature of the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16074
Description: Ashini describes going shopping at American chain stores for some clothes and going to Flushing, Jackson Heights, or even Canada for her Indian-style clothes. Her mother sometimes sews for her. She de ... More
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16075
Description: Ashini describes how her mom tells her she can not participate in certain activities and is cautionary when Ashini goes to unfamiliar places because she is a girl . As a kid she was not interested in ... More
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16072
Description: Ashini grew up speaking Tamil at home, and describes it as her first language. She also takes classes at the Ganesh Temple. Outside home, she speaks English.
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16071
Description: Ashini talks about traveling through the city on her own, to school and various places like taking the subway to the orthodontist. She describes the community as being safe. She tells one incident of ... More
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16069
Description: Ashini volunteers at the summer camp of the Ganesh Temple. The age range of kids is 5 to 15. She has a lot of experience doing volunteering because she has been at the temple a long time. They do arts ... More
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