Culture and Economy in the Indian Diaspora

1st Edition

Bhikhu Parekh, Gurharpal Singh, Steven Vertovec

Published May 22, 2003
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780415270052 - CAT# RU23779
Series: Routledge Research in Transnationalism


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The Indian diaspora is one of the largest and most significant in the world today with between nine and twelve million people of Indian origin living outside South Asia. With successive waves of migration over the last two hundred years to almost every continent, it has assumed increasing self-consciousness and importance.
Culture and Economy in the Indian Diaspora examines the Indian diaspora in Mauritius, South Africa, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Trinidad, Australia, the US, Canada and the UK and addresses the core issues of demography, economy, culture and future development. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the crucial relationship between culture and economy in the diaspora over time.
This book will appeal to all those interested in transnational communities, migration, ethnicity and racial studies, and South Asia.

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