Author: N JayaramS L Sharma/Several ContributorsEditor(s): N JayaramPublisher: Sage PublicationsYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 255ISBN/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 BritainCultural persistence and adaptation among Indians and Pakistanis in CanadaThe uneven inclusion of Indian emigrants in MauritiusRace relations and ethnicity among Indians in Trinidad and MalaysiaThe influence of Indian Islam on fundamentalist trends in Trinidad and TobagoThe dynamics of language in the Indian DiasporaExploring 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.
SERIES NOTEFOREWORD BY S L SHARMAPREFACEIntroduction: The Study of Indian DiasporaPerspectives on Indians AbroadProcess of Social Adjustment of Indian Immigrants in BritainOn Migrating to Canada: The First Generation Indian and Pakistani Families in the Process of ChangeContemporary Research on People of Indian Origin in CanadaThe Influence of Indian Islam on Fundamentalist Trends in Trinidad and TobagoThe Dynamics of Language in Indian Diaspora: The Case of Bhojpuri/Hindi in TrinidadRace Relations, Ethnicity, Class and Culture: A Comparison of Indians in Trinidad and Malaysia The Uneven Inclusion of Indian Immigrants in MauritiusOutsiders as Insiders: The Phenomenon of Sandwich Culture-Prefatorial to a Possible TheorySelect Bibliography on The Indian DiasporaAbout the EditorAbout the ContributorsIndex