Diversities in the Indian Diaspora: Nature, Implications, Responses by N. Jayaram

Diversities in the Indian Diaspora: Nature, Implications, Responses

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People of the Indian subcontinent have migrated to different countries at various periods of its history. Among the immigrants of diverse nationalities worldwide, overseas Indians constitute a sizeable amount. This collection of essays focuses on the "diversity" aspect of the large Indiandiaspora, exploring themes such as the nature and manifestation of institutional and socio-cultural diversities; managing/leveling of diversities and the assertion of Indian-ness; religious, caste, regional, and linguistic associations of the Indian diaspora, among others. It studies diversitywithin the Punjabi diaspora; Indian-origin communities in Malaysia and Mauritius; Indian Jews in Israel and the Jain diaspora; issues of caste, Brahmanism, gender diversities; and identity construction among diasporic communities.

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N. Jayaram is Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla.
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Title:Diversities in the Indian Diaspora: Nature, Implications, ResponsesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresPeter Ronald deSouza: ForewordPrefaceList of Abbreviations1. N. Jayaram: Introduction: Understanding Diversities in the Indian DiasporaPART I: DIASPORA FROM AN INDIAN STATE: PUNJAB2. Paramjit S. Judge: Diversity within the Punjabi Diaspora and the Construction of Nationhood3. Ravindra K. Jain: From Product to Process: Sikhs in Southeast AsiaPART II: DIVERSITY IN THE DIASPORA LOCALE4. T. Marimuthu: Integration, Assimilation, or Multiple Identities: The Case of the Malaysian Indian Diaspora5. Amit Kumar Mishra: State Policies and the Indian Diaspora in Malaysia6. Vinesh Y. Hookoomsing: India-in-Diaspora: A Mauritian Perspective7. Chandrashekhar Bhat and T.L.S. Bhaskar: Locality and Identity in the Indian Diaspora: Reinvention of Regional/Linguistic Diversities in Mauritius8. J. C. Sharma: The Indian Communities in Overseas Territories of France: Problems of Identity and CulturePART III: CASE STUDIES OF DIASPORIC COMMUNITIES9. Ginu Zacharia Oommen: Identity, Ethnicity, and Marginalization: The Cochini Jews in Israel10. Prakash C. Jain: Exploring the Global Jain Diaspora11. Kamala Ganesh: Diaspora: A Mirror to Indian Diversity? Caste, Brahmanism, and the New DiasporaPART IV: GENDER AND IDENTITY IN THE DIASPORA12. Aparna Rayaprol: Understanding Gender Diversities in the Indian Diaspora13. Vijay Agnew: Identity Construction in the DiasporaPART V: INDIA AND THE INDIAN DIASPORA14. N. Jayaram: Heterogeneous Diaspora and Asymmetrical Orientations: India, Indians, and the Indian DiasporaNotes on Contributors