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Global South Asians

Global South Asians
Introducing the modern Diaspora

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Part of New Approaches to Asian History

  • Date Published: September 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521844567

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  • 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.

    • A compact and accessibly composed introduction to the South Asian diaspora from the nineteenth century to the present
    • Relating the first-hand experiences of those living abroad in often harsh and unwelcoming environments
    • By a well-known and experienced scholar who has written extensively on South Asia, its peoples and politics
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    "Global South Asians is useful for the way it demonstrates how South Asian diasporas, by importing their ethnic heritage into their new homelands and exporting their acquired wealth and behaviors to their old homelands, have successfully fashioned global identities for themselves and their places of domicile, both past and present." - Canadian Journal of History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521844567
    • length: 214 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.474kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 6 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Topics in South Asian Studies
    • Asian Religions in the West
    • Diaspora and Homeland
    • Global Migration and Diaspora
    • Islam and Challenge of Modernity
    • Modern Asia
  • Author

    Judith M. Brown, University of Oxford
    Judith M. Brown is Beit Professor of Commonwealth History, University of Oxford; and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College. Her recent publications include Gandhi. Prisoner of Hope (1989) and Nehru. A Political Life (2003).

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