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People on The Move: Punjabi Colonial, and Post-Colonial Migration

 
Shinder Singh Thandi (Editor) Ian Talbot (Editor)
Synopsis This volume brings together an important collection of research findings relating to the past century of migration in the Punjab region. The period began with the movement of Sikh farmers from the central districts to the new canal colony development in the West Punjab. Punjabi recruitment in the Indian Army also established an early tradition of overseas migration. The upheaval of the 1947 partition sparked off massive migration across the new international boundaries of India and Pakistan that now divided East and West Punjab. This represented the largest displacement of population in the twentieth century. Since independence the onset of the Green Revolution along with urbanization has encouraged further migration in the Punjab region. The colonial tradition of overseas migration has also continued on a much larger scale. By the close of the twentieth century, important overseas Punjabi diasporas had emerged in Britain and North America leading to the development of what has been termed the 'Three' Punjabs.
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About the author

Ian Talbot

Ian Talbot is Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies at Coventry University. He has written extensively on the history of Colonial Punjab and the emergence of Pakistan. His most recent books include Pakistan: A Modern HIstory (1999)and Khizr Tiwana, the Punjab Unionist Party and the Partition of India (2002).

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Bibliographic information

Title People on The Move: Punjabi Colonial, and Post-Colonial Migration
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195799569
length xx+238p., 23cm.
Subjects History