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The all-American Daughter of an Indian maestro

Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo Email Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo
March 2016
The all-American Daughter of an Indian maestro


Snapshots from Indian-American history
this month, that year


March 30, 1979
– Norah Jones, daughter of sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, is born in Brooklyn, New York.

She grew up living with her mother, Sue Jones, in Grapevine, Texas. Jones has won nine Grammy awards. She was estranged from her father for a period of time but reunited with him and collaborated with him prior to his death.

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). This column’s material is from SAADA. https://www.saada.org/.

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