South Asians in Diaspora is a collection of essays concerning the history, politics, and anthropology of migration in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, as well as in the numerous overseas locations, such as Fiji, Africa, the Caribbean, and the US where South Asians migrated in the colonial period and after. It addresses the connections between migration, identity, and ethnic conflict from a comparative perspective, and highlights the role of share colonial experiences in producing "communal" solidarities and discord.
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Crispin Bates is Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University Edinburgh.
"This volume reflects...some of the promise that interdisciplinary conversations hold for the future of the field."--Verne A. Dusenbery, Pacific Affairs
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