Partition Interview

My Grandfather talks about his experience in the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.

Ranita and Shamim

I asked my dad about the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. I then asked him about when he immigrated to America and what he thought about America.

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Salwa Muhammad and Ana Trandatir

Salwa Nur Muhammad (32) and Anan Trandatir (32) reflect on their college experience and the work they have pursued afterwards during their Wellesley College 10th reunion.

Stories From a Bangladeshi Freedom Fighter

In this interview, Dr. Nuran Nabi chats with his grandniece about the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 and his involvement in it. He speaks about his participation in a group called the “Freedom Fighters”, a social activist group that fought...

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Reena Kapoor and Anurag Wadehra

Anurag Wadehra (52) interviews his wife, Reena Kapoor (49), about her involvement in the 1947 Partition Archive Project. Reena talks about the legend of her grandmother and her experience as a survivor of the Partition. Reena also talks about the...

Reaching Fatherhood

I was born and raised right outside of D.C. I consider myself very blessed to have grown up with little hardship. My dad wasn’t so lucky. Before he became a father, he had a life filled with life threatening obstacles....

My Father’s journey from Bangladesh to the US and earning his PharmD

We discussed my father’s life and education in Bangladesh and in the United States as well as his current passion of music

" I did not have a great childhood"

Nayeem Islam talked to his grandmother, Daulton Islam about her childhood in Bangladesh and the time she moved to America. With that Nayeem Islam talked about her point of view about her life that she faced and what she thinks...

Everyday Courage – Humanitarian Aid in Third World Countries

Mr. Mannan specializes in relief work and humanitarian aid and has worked with organizations such as Save the Children and Jhpiego. He specializes in giving neonatal and maternal care to women in third world countries.

The Great Listen

This interview is about how life was like for my older brother who grew up in Bangladesh. I thought it would be interesting to find out how his childhood was like seeing how it is much different from the childhood...

Love and Support

In this interview, conducted on November 25, 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Umme Rumana (41) talks to her daughter, Tasmia Rahman (16) about how her childhood and life was like in Bangladesh before coming to America. Mrs. Rumana...

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Pamela Ching and Wiedad "Roodly" Archer

Colleagues and friends Pamela Ching (61) and Wiedad "Roodly" Archer (52) have a conversation about their careers, beginning as nutritionists and moving into public health, including stories about their time working in various foreign countries and lessons they learned from...

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Richard Besser and Ian Pray

Colleagues Dr. Rich Besser (61) and Dr. Ian Pray (33) share stories of the early experiences in the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). Together they share their pride in being able to contain E. coli outbreaks or the H1N1 virus....

John Friedrich interviews Bob Alpern, Part 3

John Friedrich (55) interviews Bob Alpern (92) about his anti-Vietnam War activism, including a meeting with then Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and protesting with Dick Gregory, Candice Bergen, Benjamin Spock, and Carl Hess. Bob talks about visiting India, where...