STORIES THAT MAKE US PROUD
Stories makes us who we are. Our team is putting a concerted effort to preserve our stories and our heritage. Our stories are of immigrant Indians that have made America as their home. These are stories of trials and tribulations, love and hate, failure and success. Our stories play a vital role in helping us learn our history. We want to record and preserve our past so we may awaken and inspire future generations to their full potential.
WHO WE ARE
The Museum of the Indian Journey to the United States of America!
The Museum of the Indian Journey to the United States of America is committed to capturing, promoting and preserving the individual and collective experience of the Indian diaspora to the United States.
Our goal is to foster awareness of the Indian journey to the United States and document stories of immigrants upon arrival to assimilation and highlight achievements and contributions, along with any struggles in respective fields.
These unique stories will further enhance understanding and respect for Indian heritage and culture in wider society, by forming a connection and providing an automatic sense of unity and belonging, allowing us to identify with those of similar experiences and backgrounds, and perhaps better understand the Indian American journey and history.
The featured showcases will inspire visitors along with our youth to pursue their dreams, akin to how each one of us has and thereby contribute to Indian Americans.
The tall and strong tree of our logo represents the fusion of the two great societies. The blending of colors of the flags of India and the United States signifies the celebration of our roots and respect for our new home as proud Indian Americans.
LATEST NEWS AT INDIA HERITAGE CENTER
India Heritage Center is an independent non profit organization focusing on stories of Indian immigrants to the United States. At the heart of these stories are narratives by individuals, families and couples about their journey to the United States including their time during partition, their trials and tribulations in the US, their failures and their ultimate victories towards making America their home. Our stories allow for a deep connection for the Indian diaspora to their own community. Our hope is to inspire each one of you to give us your support and your story. These stories will become an important part of our collective story while creating an invaluable archive for future generations.
ENJOY PHOTOS OF OUR PAST EVENTS!
Our gallery shows you a glimpse of our prior fundraising events. Our Diwali Mela had an attendance of over 10,000 people. The Spring Spotlight Event showcased food from the Michelin star chefs of Indian descent. Our featured story guests have generously shared their family pictures. Enjoy the fruits of our labor from the last few years.
Dinesh Khosla, Professor, received his early education in India, where he earned B.A., LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from Delhi University, and a graduate degree in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. A passionate devotee of civil disobedience, he fought for democratic values and was frequently arrested during late 1960s. After coming to the United States, he received LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Yale Law School. His fields of interest and areas of publication include international human rights law, contracts, civil disobedience, law and aging, and economic and social development.
Chair, Board of Trustees
Priya Israni earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and Interned at SMS hospital where she assisted in analysis of patients of Psychosis and Schizophrenia. She began her career as an Entrepreneur in Fashion at the age of 19 and created a successful business retailing couture fashion apparel. she managed a hybrid team of in house and outsourced team members.