Synopses & Reviews
The Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora provides an analysis of the social and economic contexts and the diasporic practices of the Indian Diaspora.
Divided into seven parts, the handbook features over 30 contributions focused around:
- Emigration, Immigration and Diaspora Relations
- The Structure of Belonging
- Religious and Cultural Dynamics
- The Question of Identity
- The Struggle for Power
- Second Generation and Return
- Mobility, Transnationality and Diaspora
Contributors to the first two sections emphasise the migratory movements that have led to the formation of the Indian diaspora. Chapters reveal the geographical scope of the diaspora and highlight different processes, opportunities and constraints that the Indian diaspora faces in its different locales. In the other sections, the discussion of diaspora centres on diasporic practices: ways and means of remembering, enacting diasporic belonging and the sites and spaces where such narratives of belonging are performed. Offering a comprehensive overview of the field, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, and students studying the South Asian Studies in general and the Indian Diaspora in particular.