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Title Global Indian diasporas : exploring trajectories of migration and theory / edited by Gijsbert Oonk
Published [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (294 pages)
Series IIAS publications series. Edited volumes ; 1
IIAS publications series. Edited volumes ; 1
Contents Global Indian Diasporas: Exploring trajectories of migration and theory / Gijsbert Oonk -- Part 1: Critical historical perspectives. Multanis and Shikarpuris: Indian Diasporas in historical perspective / Scott Levi -- 'We Lost our Gift of Expression': Loss of the mother tongue among South Asians in East Africa, 1880-2000 / Gijsbert Oonk -- Contextualising diasporic identity: Implications of time and space on Telugu immigrants /Chandrashekhar Bhat and T.L.S. Bhaskar -- Seperated by the partition?: Muslims of British Indian descent in Mauritius and Suriname / Ellen Baal and Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff -- A chance diaspora: British Gujarati Hindus / John Mattausch -- Part 2: Critical sociological and anthropological perspectives. Contested family relations and government policy: Links between Patel migrants in Britain and India / Mario Rutten and Pravin J. Patel -- Diaspora revisited: Second-generation Nizari Ismaili Muslims of Gujarati ancestry / Anjoom Amir Mukadam and Sharmina Mawani -- Bollywood and the Indian Diaspora: Reception of Indian cinema among Hindustani youth in the Netherlands / Sandierien Verstappen and Mario Rutten -- Contested Equality: Social Relations between Indian and Surinamese Hindus in Amsterdam / Brit Lynnebakke -- Afterword: Stray thoughts of an historian on 'Indian' or 'South Asian' 'Diaspora(s)' / Claude Markovits
Summary "This book discusses the relation of South Asian migrants to their homeland, the reproduction of Indian culture abroad and the role of the Indian state in reconnecting migrants of India, focusing on the limits of the diaspora concept, rather than on its possibilities. From a comparative perspective, using examples from South Asian communities in Suriname, Mauritius, East Africa, the UK, Canada and the Netherlands, this collection presents new and controversial insights into the concept of diaspora, raising the question about the limits of its effectiveness as an intellectual concept"--Publisher's description
Analysis Popular science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289)
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject East Indian diaspora.
East Indians -- Migrations.
East Indians -- Foreign countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Oonk, Gijsbert, 1966-
LC no. 2008423820
ISBN 9048501067 (electronic bk.)
9789048501069 (electronic bk.)