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Community,Empire and Migration : South Asians in Diaspora : South Asians in Diaspora - Crispin Bates

Community,Empire and Migration : South Asians in Diaspora

South Asians in Diaspora

Hardcover Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9780333800461
Number Of Pages: 319

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A collection of essays concerning the history, politics, and anthropology of migration in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, as well as in the numerous overseas locations, such as Fiji, Africa, the Caribbean and USA, where South Asians migrated in the colonial period and after. It addresses the connections between migration, problems of identity and ethnic conflict from a comparative perspective, and highlights the role of shared colonial experiences in providing "communal" solidarities and discord.

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'This volume reflects...some of the promise that interdisciplinary conversations hold for the future of the field.' - Verne A. Dusenbery, Pacific Affairs

List of Tables and Figuresp. vii
List of Mapsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: Community and Identity among South Asians in Diasporap. 1
'They Cannot Represent Themselves': Threats to Difference and So-called Community Politics in Fiji from 1936 to 1947p. 46
Nested Identities: Ethnicity, Community and the Nature of Group Conflict in Mauritiusp. 87
The Development of Communalism among East African Asiansp. 109
Imagining? Ethnic Identity and Indians in South Africap. 123
Migration, Migrant Communities and Otherness in Twentieth-Century Sinhala Nationalism in Sri Lanka (up to Independence)p. 153
Sojourners and Settlers: South Indians and Communal Identity in Malaysiap. 185
Communitarian Identities and the Private Sphere: A Gender Dialogue amongst Indo-Trinidadians (1845-1917)p. 206
Hyderabadis in Pakistan: Changing Nationsp. 224
Mohajirs in Pakistan: A Case of Nativisation of Migrantsp. 245
Bridging the Gulf: Migration, Modernity and Identity among muslims in Mumbaip. 261
Relationships between Muslims and Hindus in the United States: Mlecchas versus Kafirs?p. 286
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780333800461
ISBN-10: 033380046X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1