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Community Empire

by Bates, Crispin Bates

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 336
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312235956






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Overview of Community Empire


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.

Synopsis of Community Empire

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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A dozen papers from a summer 1997 conference in Edinburgh explore the history, politics, and anthropology of migration in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and a myriad of other locations around the world where south Asians migrated during the colonial period. Many of the contributors are from the region but now working in Europe or the US. The topics include the development of communalism among East African Asians, South Indians and communal identity in Malaysia, and relationships between Muslims and Hindus in the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author, Bates

Crispin Bates is Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University Edinburgh.

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"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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A dozen papers from a summer 1997 conference in Edinburgh explore the history, politics, and anthropology of migration in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and a myriad of other locations around the world where south Asians migrated during the colonial period. Many of the contributors are from the region but now working in Europe or the US. The topics include the development of communalism among East African Asians, South Indians and communal identity in Malaysia, and relationships between Muslims and Hindus in the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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