Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. It played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.
Atlanta ranks in the top twenty among world cities and 10th in the nation with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $385 billion. Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors that include aerospace, transportation, logistics, professional and business services, media operations, medical services, and information technology.
Atlanta is noted for its Southern culture. This is due to a large population of migrants from other parts of the U.S., in addition to many recent immigrants to the U.S. who have made the metropolitan area their home, establishing Atlanta as the cultural and economic hub of an increasingly multi-cultural metropolitan area.
Dr. Nimisha Raval
Dr. Nimisha was born and brought up in Vadodara. Ever since she was little, she is an avid reader and read everything she came across.
Dr. Nimisha is a math major and has Masters in Science from The M. S. University of Baroda and from Western Michigan University in US. She has worked in various sectors within industry but moved to academia as of 2004. She has a doctorate in Leadership from Valdosta State University in US. Her current role entails leading an application for the state of Georgia that identifies, intervenes, and sustains students at-risk of attrition so colleges can generate successful academic pathways for these students.
She is fond of cooking, dancing, singing, and listening to music. She is an extrovert and has yet to meet a stranger! She had not been in touch with Gujarati Sahitya once she moved to USA in 1993. Although, she did ensure that her two daughters, Aarjavi and Aamanya, understood their mother tongue so she always speaks to them in Gujarati. Nimisha came to know about Gujarati Sahitya Forum in the recent past. She appreciates the role played by literature in our society and is very keen in spreading the awesome work this forum does for our literature.