Devinder Mahajan oral history interview and transcript
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This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
Devinder Mahajan was born in Sialkot, Pakistan on March 15, 1936 (at the time, Sialkot was part of Indian territory). He worked as an engineer in India after graduating college. He immigrated to the United States in 1960 to pursue graduate education in engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He then moved to Houston with his family in 1975. He and his father co-founded the Arya Samaj Greater Houston and he co-founded the DAV Montessori school and a Sunday school. He is currently involved in building Houston’s Gandhi Museum.