Community, Empire and Migration South Asians in Diaspora by Na Na


Community, Empire and Migration South Asians in Diaspora by Na Na

South Asians in Diaspora is 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 the US where South Asians migrated in the colonial period and after. It addresses the connections between migration, identity, and ethnic conflict from a comparative perspective, and highlights the role of share colonial experiences in producing communal solidarities and discord.


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

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Crispin Bates is Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University Edinburgh.

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319 pages


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Publication date

14th January 2014



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