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Adversity to Advantage: The Saga of People of Indian Origin in South Africa

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About the authors

Anand Singh

The author, Anand Singh, is a young scholar. He has done his Master’s and Ph.D. in Ancient Indian History from the University of Lucknow. His earlier book ‘Pracheen Bhartiya Dharma evam Darshan’ (2003) has been well received by the students of Indian history. Some of his papers and book reviews have been published in internationally renowned journals. His special areas of interests are tourism studies, evolution of social institutions and gender studies. Presently, he is Lecturer in the Institute of Management Sciences, University of Lucknow.

Ravindra K. Jain

RAVINDRA K. JAIN is currently Professor of Sociology-Social Anthropology and former Dean, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of South Asia and Fellow of Wolfsom College, Oxford University (1966-74). He has held teaching and research assignments at the Australian National University, Canberra; University of New England, Armidale: University of Durban-Westville, S. Africa; University of the West Indies, Trinidad; University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius, Elected T.H.B. Symons Fellow in Commonwealth Studies in 1996, Professor Jain is a recognized international authority on Indian diaspora. His published works include South Indians on the Plantation frontier in Malaya, Yale University Press, London and New Haven, 1970; Text and Context: The Social Anthropology of Tradition, Institute for the Study of Human Issues, Philadelphia, 1978; and Indian Communities Abroad: Themes and Literature, Manohar Publishers, New Delhi, 1993, besides a large number of research papers in national and international journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Adversity to Advantage: The Saga of People of Indian Origin in South Africa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185264562
length xiv+179p., Col. Illustrations; Maps; 25cm.