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Routledge Handbook of the South Asian Diaspora

Edited by: Joya Chatterji , David Washbrook

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415480109
eBook ISBN: 9780203796528
Adobe ISBN: 9781136018244

10.4324/9780203796528
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South Asia’s diaspora is among the world’s largest and most widespread, and it is growing exponentially. It is estimated that over 25 million persons of Indian descent live abroad; and many more millions have roots in other countries of the subcontinent, in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. There are 3 million South Asians in the UK and approximately the same number resides in North America. South Asians are an extremely significant presence in Southeast Asia and Africa, and increasingly visible in the Middle East.

This inter-disciplinary handbook on the South Asian diaspora brings together contributions by leading scholars and rising stars on different aspects of its history, anthropology and geography, as well as its contemporary political and socio-cultural implications. The Handbook is split into five main sections, with chapters looking at mobile South Asians in the early modern world before moving on to discuss diaspora in relation to empire, nation, nation state and the neighbourhood, and globalisation and culture.

Contributors highlight how South Asian diaspora has influenced politics, business, labour, marriage, family and culture. This much needed and pioneering venture provides an invaluable reference work for students, scholars and policy makers interested in South Asian Studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The World of the Indian Ocean Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Market for Mobile Labour in Early Modern North India Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Scribal Migrations in Early Modern India Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Mobile Artisans Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Hawala and Hundi Download PDF
Chapter  6:  South Asian Business in the Empire and Beyond c. 1800–1950 Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Indian Indenture Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Wrecking Homes, Making Families Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Age of the ‘Lascar’ Download PDF
Chapter  10:  South Asians in Britain up to the Mid-Nineteenth Century Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Warriors, Workers, Traders and Peasants Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Seeking Empire, Finding Nation Download PDF
Chapter  13:  South Asian Migration to the United States Download PDF
Chapter  14:  From Imperial Subjects to National Citizens Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Production of Illegality in Migration and Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Out of India Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Nationalising a Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sri Lanka'S Diasporas Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Brain Drain, Exchange and Gain Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Transnationalism and the Transformation of ‘Home’ by ‘Abroad’ in Sylhet, Bangladesh Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Indians Abroad Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Bengalis in Britain Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Pakistani Diaspora: USA and UK Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Hinduism in the Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Ritual, Religion and Aesthetics in the Pakistani and South Asian Diaspora  Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Europe's Muslim Passions Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Diasporic Cities in Britain: Bradford, Manchester, Leicester, London Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Dis/Locating Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Dress and the South Asian Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Marriages of Convenience and Capitulation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Literature Of The South Asian Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Indian Food in the Usa Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Bollywood'S Empire Download PDF
Introduction_concepts_and_questions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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