Abstract

In this 2009 interview, Raj Pillai discusses the recent improvements made to the Indian Cultural Garden. After a nearly 20 year delay, Pillai and other members of the Indian Community worked together to renovate the nearly empty garden, breaking ground in 2005. Pillai discusses the significance of some of the gardens features, including the steps to the Doan Brook, the six inscribed pillars, and the statue of Gandhi. He also talks about the process of decision making that went in to renovating the garden, noting the help that members of the Cultural Gardens Federation provided. More generally, Pallai describes the Indian community in Cleveland and changes in outlook within it that made the garden plan possible.

Creator

Pillai, Raj (interviewee)

Creator

MacKeigan, Judith (interviewer)

Project

Cleveland Cultural Gardens series 1

Date

2-20-2009

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

40 minutes

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