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Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora

Edited by: Radha Sarma Hegde , Ajaya Kumar Sahoo

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138942899
eBook ISBN: 9781315672571
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315672571
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Book description

The geographical diversity of the Indian diaspora has been shaped against the backdrop of the historical forces of colonialism, nationalism and neoliberal globalization. In each of these global moments, the demand for Indian workers has created the multiple global pathways of the Indian diasporas.

The Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora introduces readers to the contexts and histories that constitute the Indian diaspora. It brings together scholars from different parts of the globe, representing various disciplines, and covers extensive spatial and temporal terrain. Contributors draw from a variety of archives and intellectual perspectives in order to map the narratives of the Indian diaspora. The topics covered range from the history of diasporic communities, activism, identity, gender, politics, labour, policy, violence, performance, literature and branding.

The handbook analyses a wide array of issues and debates and is organised in six parts:

? Histories and trajectories

? Diaspora and infrastructures

? Cultural dynamics

? Representation and identity

? Politics of belonging

? Networked subjectivities and transnationalism.

Providing a comprehensive analysis of the diverse social, cultural and economic contexts that frame diasporic practices, this key reference work will reinvigorate discussions about the Indian diaspora, its global presence and trajectories. It will be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and students interested in studying South Asia in general and the Indian diaspora in particular.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Indian Servitude in the British Empire Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Race, Ethnicity and Conflict in the Indian Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Writing Indenture History Through Testimonios and Oral Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Coolitude meets indianité  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Out of india Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Labour policy and global indian diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Paradigms, Policies, and Patterns of Indian Diaspora Investments  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Transnational diaspora organizations and India’s development Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Money flows, gender and family among indian migrants to Australia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Programming Bollywood Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Migratory south asian performances Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Musical performances in the Indian diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Transnational bollywood assemblages in Singapore Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Diasporic visual cultures of indian fashion and beauty Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Poetic Politics Download PDF
Chapter  16:  South asian women and work in the diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Of Intersecting Oppressions Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Celebrating Indian Culture Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Softening India Abroad Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Renewing Diasporic Bonds and the Global Branding of India Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Performing Indian American Ethnicity in Mainstream America Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Home, Belonging and the City in the Anglo-Indian Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Memories and Apprehensions Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Indians in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Networks, Caste, and Transnational Identities Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Geographies of Indian Transnationalism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Of Kaleidoscopic Mothers and Diasporic Twists Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Diasporic Subjectivity Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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