Synopses & Reviews
This stunning photo essay by award-winning photojournalist Steve Raymer chronicles the everyday lives and special occasions of people of Indian origin now living throughout the world. Images of a Journey documents the struggle of Indian immigrants, beginning in the 19th century with the British Empire's need for cheap labor and ending in Bangalore, the high-technology capital of a resurgent India. Raymer takes readers to the sugar plantations of Trinidad and the hardscrabble neighborhoods of England, as well as inside some of the top hospitals and Fortune 500 companies in the United States. His photographs put a human face on the diaspora by introducing us to doctors, scholars, business executives, artists, journalists, and ordinary people of many backgrounds who have changed the way the world sees India.
"[W]ide--ranging, covering such a wide variety of locations, and yet the stories and images bring out the individual lives and experiences of real people.... humane and convincing." --Mukulika Banerjee, co-author of The Sari Indiana University Press
"This globe-encircling journey of a resourceful, resilient people has found a worthy chronicler in Steve Raymer." --News Photographer Indiana University Press Indiana University Press
A stunning photo essay featuring 200 full-color photographs by award-winning photojournalist Steve Raymer chronicles the everyday lives and special occasions of people of Indian origin now living throughout the world.Indiana University Press
About the Author
Steve Raymer, a former National Geographic staff photographer, is currently Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Journalism. A National Press Photographers Association "Magazine Photographer of the Year," he has received awards from the Overseas Press Club and the White House News Photographers Association. His previous books include St. Petersburg and Living Faith: Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
Table of Contents
A Word of Thanks
1. Out of India
2. The Return of the Raj: Great Britain
3. Oil, Politics, and the Legacy of Gandhi: The Middle East, Africa, and the Indian Ocean
4. India Comes to the Caribbean
5. Southeast Asia: Indian Influence Writ Large
6. Dollar Dreams in America
Epilogue: The Reverse Diaspora