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The Indian Diaspora  - Dynamics of Migration
The Indian Diaspora - Dynamics of Migration

The Indian Diaspora - Dynamics of Migration

by N Jayaram

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517829318X - Year: 2013 - Pages: 255



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Author: N Jayaram
S L Sharma/Several Contributors
Editor(s): N Jayaram
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 255
ISBN/UPC (if available): 517829318X


The study of the Indian diaspora has emerged as a rich and variegated area of multidisciplinary research interest. Among the disciplines contributing to this field of immense theoretical import, sociology has been at the forefront.

This volume brings together nine seminal articles by well-known scholars dealing with empirical reality of the Indian diaspora and the theoretica and methodological issues raised by it. Between them they cover a variety of important aspects such as social adjustment, family change, religion, language, ethnicity and culture.

Specifically, the cultural dynamics explored in this volume includes:

The social adjustment of Indian emigrants in Britain
Cultural persistence and adaptation among Indians and Pakistanis in Canada
The uneven inclusion of Indian emigrants in Mauritius
Race relations and ethnicity among Indians in Trinidad and Malaysia
The influence of Indian Islam on fundamentalist trends in Trinidad and Tobago
The dynamics of language in the Indian Diaspora

Exploring the socio-cultural dynamics of Indian communities abroad, this important volume will be of considerable interest to students of the Indian diaspora, social demography and migration studies. It will also be useful for sociologists, social anthropologists and political scientists.





Introduction: The Study of Indian Diaspora

Perspectives on Indians Abroad

Process of Social Adjustment of Indian Immigrants in Britain

On Migrating to Canada: The First Generation Indian and Pakistani Families in the Process of Change

Contemporary Research on People of Indian Origin in Canada

The Influence of Indian Islam on Fundamentalist Trends in Trinidad and Tobago

The Dynamics of Language in Indian Diaspora: The Case of Bhojpuri/Hindi in Trinidad

Race Relations, Ethnicity, Class and Culture: A Comparison of Indians in Trinidad and Malaysia

The Uneven Inclusion of Indian Immigrants in Mauritius

Outsiders as Insiders: The Phenomenon of Sandwich Culture-Prefatorial to a Possible Theory

Select Bibliography on The Indian Diaspora

About the Editor

About the Contributors


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