Global South Asians / Edition 1

Global South Asians / Edition 1

by Judith M. Brown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521606306

ISBN-13: 9780521606301

Pub. Date: 09/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

By the end of the twentieth century some nine million people of South Asian descent had left India, Bangladesh or Pakistan and settled in different parts of the world, forming a diverse and significant modern diaspora. In the early nineteenth century, many left reluctantly to seek economic opportunities which were lacking at home. This is the story of their often

Overview

By the end of the twentieth century some nine million people of South Asian descent had left India, Bangladesh or Pakistan and settled in different parts of the world, forming a diverse and significant modern diaspora. In the early nineteenth century, many left reluctantly to seek economic opportunities which were lacking at home. This is the story of their often painful experiences in the diaspora, how they constructed new social communities overseas and how they maintained connections with the countries and the families they had left behind. It is a story compellingly told by one of the premier historians of modern South Asia, Judith Brown, whose particular knowledge of the diaspora in Britain and South Africa gives her insight as a commentator. This is a book which will have a broad appeal to general readers as well as to students of South Asian and colonial history, migration studies and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521606301
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Series:
New Approaches to Asian History Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Traditions of stability and movement; 2. Making a modern diaspora; 3. Creating new homes and communities; 4. Relating to the new homeland; 5. Relating to the old homeland; Conclusion; Bibliography.

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