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Madame Pandit Lecture on Trade Opportunities

Compiled by Alice Itty Email Compiled by Alice Itty
July 2016
Madame Pandit Lecture on Trade Opportunities


Snapshots from Indian-American history
this month, that year


July 14, 1949
– An advertisement announcing a lecture by Madame Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit entitled “India’s First Ambassador to the U.S.” to discuss “American Opportunities for Trade with India.”

The event was held at the Venetian Room, Hotel Fairmont in San Francisco, CA on July 27, 1949. Sponsors included the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, World Trade Association, American Association for the United Nations, and the World Affairs Council of Northern California. Tickets to the event were sold at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the World Affairs Council of Northern California. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (August 18, 1900 – December 1, 1990) was an Indian diplomat and politician, the sister of Jawaharlal Nehru, the aunt of Indira Gandhi, and the grand-aunt of Rajiv Gandhi, each of whom went on to become Prime Minister of India.

Alice Itty is a volunteer for the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). She currently works for the Alliance for Downtown New York. This column’s material is from SAADA. https://www.saada.org/.

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