Hansraj Maharawal, 2012 June 18
Hansraj Maharawal was born to a Scottish American mother and an Indian father and raised in the Prospect Heights and Park Slope neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Maharawal received a B.A. in visual arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. He lived in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn and worked as an artist and assistant designer.
Scope and Contents
In the interview, Maharawal discusses his racial identity; encounters with racism; educational experiences; childhood in the Park Slope and Prospect Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn; parents' courtship, marriage, and divorce; father's emigration from India; and involvement in the artistic community. Interview conducted by Manissa Maharawal.
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Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.