Masala Chat Project - Ms. Tilat Rais

Full Oral History Interview

Birthplace

Description

Tilat Rais is a devoted caretaker who strongly identifies with the duty to help others that her faith, Islam, teaches. The interview includes discussion of her faith and desire to be successful through serving others. She discusses obtaining her master’s degree in fine arts in Nepal and teaching at the high school level. She married her husband later in life and joined him in the US to care for his children. Large sections of the interview are in Urdu with another person in the room, who assists in translating for the interviewer. Other topics discussed include: feeling independent in the US, studying English, and comparisons of Muslims in the US and India.

Identifier

oh604

License

Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Date Recorded

January 1, 2017

Interviewer

Tamara Biggs, Murad Baidani

Extent

54:07

Place of Birth or Hometown

Kanpur, India

Date of Immigration

2004

Reason for Immigration

Marriage

Port of Entry

Chicago, IL

Occupation

Fine Arts teacher

Occupation of Parent(s)

Businessman (father); Homemaker (mother)

Number of Siblings

5

Family's Religion

Islam

Languages Spoken

Urdu

Schooling

master's degree in Fine Arts

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