Dr. Uma Mysorekar, Full Interview
Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: Uma Mysorekar
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar slowly phased out her successful OB/GYN practice to take on increasing responsibility at the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, the largest Hindu temple in the United States (by number of devotees). Today, Dr. Mysorekar is the president of the temple and discusses her personal history with the temple as well as the temple's changing relationship with the surrounding community in Flushing since it opened in 1977. Today, the temple has purchased many of the lots surrounding its property and provides housing, parking and other meeting spaces for devotees. Mysorekar is a champion of education and service to the community as well as spiritual faith. She has made efforts in the United States since first arriving in South Carolina in the 1960's to educate Americans about Hinduism.
Obstetricians; Community leadership; Spirituality; Hinduism; Neighborhoods; Hindu temples; Religious gatherings; Gynecologists; Immigrants; Hindu Temple Society of North America, NY
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