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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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 an...

N. Jayaram is Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 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