Ajgaonkar, Vijaya and Ajgaonkar, A. S. "Praful"
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This interview includes several exchanges in Urdu/Hindi since Mrs. Ajgaonkar’s first language is Marathi. All such passages have been translated into English. The Ajgaonkars are from Mumbai, India. Praful came to Lubbock, Texas in 1964 to complete his BS in chemical engineering from Texas A &M University. He recalls ROTC being a central feature of the university as well as it being an all-male campus. He spent a short time in Houston in 1966, moved to Dallas for two years until 1969, returned to Houston for two years, and then lived in India for 6 months. He had married Vijaya in 1967, permanently settling in Houston in 1973. For a short time, the family lived in southwest Houston at Bellaire and Hillcroft before moving to Alief. There, they raised a son and a daughter. They comment on the changing demographics of the Alief area, public schools and immigration. Interviewer: Uzma Quaraishi.
Emigration and immigration; Ajgaonkar, Vijaya; Ajgaonkar, A. S.
Sugar Land, Texas
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