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Transnational Migrations: The Indian Diaspora

William Safran (Editor) Ajaya Kumar Sahoo (Editor) Brij V. Lal (Editor)
Synopsis The Indian diaspora has developed institutions, orientations, and patterns of living specific tot he institutional structures and socio-political contexts of different hostlands. ?These patterns have been marked by the influences of the hostland culture as well as by relations with the homeland. This book examines different aspects of the Indian diaspora. Studying the transnational nature of the middle class Indian immigrants, it emphasises that they have the advantages of skills, cultural rootedness, mobility and ethics of hard work which defines their diasporic identity. Additionally, it analyses cultural identity versus national identity and gender issues amongst the diaspora.

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About the author

Ajaya Kumar Sahoo

Ajaya Kumar Sahoo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad. His interests and publications are in the field of International Migration, Indian Diaspora, Sociology of Religion, and Social Movements.

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Title Transnational Migrations: The Indian Diaspora
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.05.2009
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
isbn 415483223
length vii+174 p.
Subjects Social Sciences