People of the Indian subcontinent have migrated to different countries at various periods of its history. Among the immigrants of diverse nationalities worldwide, overseas Indians constitute a sizeable amount. This collection of essays focuses on the 'diversity' aspect of the large Indian diaspora, exploring themes such as the nature and manifestation of institutional and socio-cultural diversities; managing/levelling of diversities and the assertion of Indian-ness; religious, caste, regional, and linguistic associations of the Indian diaspora, among others. It studies diversity within the Punjabi diaspora; Indian-origin communities in Malaysia and Mauritius; Indian Jews in Israel and the the Jain diaspora; issues of caste, Brahminism, gender diversities; and identity construction among diasporic communities.
Diversities in the Indian Diaspora: Nature, Implications, Responses
AuthorsN. Jayaram (ed.)
PublisherOxford University Press