Routledge handbook of the Indian diaspora

Contributor(s): Hegde, Radha Sarma [Editor] | Sahoo, Ajay Kumar [Editor]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Abingdon Routledge 2018Description: xix, 393 p.: ill. Include references and indexISBN: 9780367581091Subject(s): East Indian diaspora | East Indians - Foreign countries | Politics of belongings - India | TransnationalismDDC classification: 909.0491411 Summary: The geographical diversity of the Indian diaspora has been shaped against the backdrop of the historical forces of colonialism, nationalism and neoliberal globalization. In each of these global moments, the demand for Indian workers has created the multiple global pathways of the Indian diasporas. The Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora introduces readers to the contexts and histories that constitute the Indian diaspora. It brings together scholars from different parts of the globe, representing various disciplines, and covers extensive spatial and temporal terrain. Contributors draw from a variety of archives and intellectual perspectives in order to map the narratives of the Indian diaspora. The topics covered range from the history of diasporic communities, activism, identity, gender, politics, labour, policy, violence, performance, literature and branding. The handbook analyses a wide array of issues and debates and is organised in six parts: • Histories and trajectories • Diaspora and infrastructures • Cultural dynamics • Representation and identity • Politics of belonging • Networked subjectivities and transnationalism. Providing a comprehensive analysis of the diverse social, cultural and economic contexts that frame diasporic practices, this key reference work will reinvigorate discussions about the Indian diaspora, its global presence and trajectories. It will be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and students interested in studying South Asia in general and the Indian diaspora in particular. https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-the-Indian-Diaspora/Hegde-Sahoo/p/book/9780367581091
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Table of Contents

Introduction, Radha S. Hegde and Ajaya K. Sahoo
Part I: Histories and trajectories
Indian servitude in the British empire, Vinay Lal
Race, ethnicity and conflict in the Indian diaspora, Brij Maharaj
Writing indenture history through testimonials and oral narratives, Vijay Mishra
Solitude meets indianité: Postcolonial Kala pani writings in French, Brinda J. Mehta
Out of India: East Africa and it's South Asian diasporas, Sana Aiyar
Part II: Diaspora and infrastructures
Labour policy and the global Indian diaspora, SaunJuhi Verma
Paradigms, policies, and patterns of Indian diaspora investments, Daniel Naujoks
Transnational diaspora organizations and India’s development, Rina Agarwala
Money flows, gender and family among Indian migrants to Australia, Supriya Singh
Part III: Cultural dynamics
Programming Bollywood: media and the Indian-American diaspora, 1965-2010, Aswin Punathambekar
Migratory South Asian performances: between nationalism and assimilation, Priya Srinivasan
Musical performances in the Indian diaspora, Tina K. Ramnarine
Transnational Bollywood assemblages in Singapore, Anjali Gera Roy
Diasporic visual vultures of Indian fashion and beauty, Vanita Reddy
Part IV: Representation and identity 
Poetic politics: from Ghadar to the Indian Workers’ Association, Virinder S. Kalra
South Asian women and work in the diaspora, Tania Das Gupta
Of intersecting oppressions: domestic violence and the Indian diaspora, Rupaleem Bhuyan and Susan Ramsundarsingh
Celebrating Indian culture: festival spaces and entangled lives in Darwin, North Australia, Michele Lob
Softening India abroad: representations of India and its diaspora in the Canadian Press, Huzan Dordi and Margaret Walton-Roberts
Part V: Politics of belonging
Renewing diasporic bonds and the global branding of India, Radha S. Hegde
Performing Indian American ethnicity in mainstream America, Bandana Purkayastha, Shweta Majumdar Adur and Koyel Khan
Home, belonging and the city in the Anglo-Indian diaspora, Jayani Bonnerjee
Memories and apprehensions: temporalities of queer South Asian belonging and activism in the diaspora, Shweta Majumdar Adur
Part VI: Networked subjectivities and transnationalism
Indians in Australia: understanding the changing face of a community, Michiel Baas
Networks, caste, and transnational identities, Goolam Vahed
Geographies of Indian transnationalism, Carmen Voigt-Graf

The geographical diversity of the Indian diaspora has been shaped against the backdrop of the historical forces of colonialism, nationalism and neoliberal globalization. In each of these global moments, the demand for Indian workers has created the multiple global pathways of the Indian diasporas.

The Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora introduces readers to the contexts and histories that constitute the Indian diaspora. It brings together scholars from different parts of the globe, representing various disciplines, and covers extensive spatial and temporal terrain. Contributors draw from a variety of archives and intellectual perspectives in order to map the narratives of the Indian diaspora. The topics covered range from the history of diasporic communities, activism, identity, gender, politics, labour, policy, violence, performance, literature and branding.

The handbook analyses a wide array of issues and debates and is organised in six parts:
• Histories and trajectories
• Diaspora and infrastructures
• Cultural dynamics
• Representation and identity
• Politics of belonging
• Networked subjectivities and transnationalism.
Providing a comprehensive analysis of the diverse social, cultural and economic contexts that frame diasporic practices, this key reference work will reinvigorate discussions about the Indian diaspora, its global presence and trajectories. It will be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and students interested in studying South Asia in general and the Indian diaspora in particular.

https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-the-Indian-Diaspora/Hegde-Sahoo/p/book/9780367581091

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