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The Indian Diaspora: Historical and Contemporary Context

Laxmi Narayan Kadekar (Editor) Ajaya Kumar Sahoo (Editor) Gauri Bhattacharya (Editor)
Synopsis This book offers rich insights into the historical processes, dynamics of contemporary global forces and influences on identity issues, generational differences, and issues arising in the Indian diaspora. The first section addresses the issues of struggle for retention of cultural identities of Indians in the old diasporic countries. The second section focuses on the contemporary context of migration of Indians to the developed countries and their contribution to the economy of host societies as well as to the country of origin. This book will be useful not only to sociologists but also to scholars working in the fields of anthropology, political science, geography, history, literary, cultural, ethnic and migration studies.
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About the authors

Laxmi Narayan Kadekar

Laxmi Narayan Kadekar is a Reader in the Department of Sociology. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

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.

Gauri Bhattacharya

Gauri Bhattacharya is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Indian Diaspora: Historical and Contemporary Context
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8131602109
length vi+275p., Figures; Tables; Index; 22cm.