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“Hindustanees of Northern California” host a dinner reception for India’s first ambassador to the U.S.

Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo Email Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo
July 2015
“Hindustanees of Northern California” host a dinner reception for India’s first ambassador to the U.S.

July 22, 1949 – A dinner reception is held in San Francisco in honor of the arrival of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, India’s first ambassador to the United States. She was the sister of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the prime minister of India. The reception was held three days after her arrival at the luxurious Palace Hotel.


[Sindya N. Bhanoo writes the Observatory column in the Science section of The New York Times. She is also a board member of South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), from where this column is sourced. https://www.saadigitalarchive.org/.]



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