The Indian diaspora is one of the largest and most significant in the world today with between nine and twelve million people of Indian origin living outside South Asia. With successive waves of migration over the last two hundred years to almost every continent, it has assumed increasing self-consciousness and importance.
Culture and Economy in the Indian Diaspora examines the Indian diaspora in Mauritius, South Africa, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Trinidad, Australia, the US, Canada and the UK and addresses the core issues of demography, economy, culture and future development. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the crucial relationship between culture and economy in the diaspora over time.
This book will appeal to all those interested in transnational communities, migration, ethnicity and racial studies, and South Asia.
Bhikhu Parekh is Centennial Professor in the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics and Emeritus Professor of Political Theory, University of Hull.
Gurharpal Singh is Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Inter-Religious Relations at the University of Birmingham.
Steven Vertovec is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin and will be returning to the University of Oxford as the Director of the Centre for Migration, Policy and Society in July 2003.