Indian Hindu Community in South Louisiana Records, 2006-2007

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2006 - 2007 (Inclusive dates)
Creator and/or Contributor
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator), Daria Woodside (creator)
Scope and Content Note
Materials include correspondence, field reports, interview transcripts, survey forms, folktale research, photologs, event fliers, correspondence, project proposal, clippings, and a newsletter. 254 JPEGs show community leaders, temple decorations, traditional wardrobe, art, food, and crafts. Digital materials also include recordings of interviews in MP3 and WAV formats as well as interview summaries in Word files.

The following is a list of the recordings included in this sub-series in order of tape number:
1717. Amrita Dhurandhar & Nikhil Burandhar, 05/2007
1718. Bharati Patel, 05/25/2007
1719. Dandina Nagaraj Rao, 12/12/2006
1720. Raju G. Hingorani, 05/30/2007
1721. Shanta Ozo, 04/11/2007
1722. Srinivas S. Gandluru, 05/12/2006
1723. Meera Seth, 05/16/2006
1724. Thanga Bhattar, 06/18/2006
1725. Ashish Kumar Ghosh, 06/18/2006
1726. Vijay Hedge, 06/20/2006
1727. Meena Ajmeera, 06/04/2006

Administrative/Biographical History Element
The New Populations documentation of the Indian Hindu community in South Louisiana consisted of two projects carried out by Daria Woodside in 2006 and 2007. The first was intended to reflect the enduring Indian Hindu culture in the region by way of interviews and observance of religous practice at local temples and homes.The second phase  documented the religious festival of Navaratri. This documentation comprised six interviews and recorded observations of local social functions. Woodside wrote the following articles from her research on this project:"Satyanarayana Puja: A Hindu Prayer Service in South Louisiana" and "Dancing in the Light: The Nine-Day Festival of Navaratri in South Louisiana".

System of Arrangement
Materials may be found in the following series within the Louisana Folklife Program Project Files:
  • XXXV. New Populations - Subseries 12. Indian Hindu Community in South La.

General Note
Collection is available for review at LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge, La.
2 (folders)
11 (cassette tapes)
4.53 (GB)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
East Indians--Louisiana--Social life and customs. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
East Indian Americans--Louisiana--Ethnic identity. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Hindus--Louisiana--Ethnic identity. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Hindus--Louisiana--Social life and customs. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Kolam (House marks) (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Geographic Coverage
Louisiana (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Preferred Citation
Louisiana Folklife Program Project Files, Mss. 4730, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Related Entities:
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)
Daria Woodside (creator)