232 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
This volume examines Indian diasporic communities in various countries including the UK, Trinidad, Portugal, Netherlands, and Fiji, among others, and presents new perspectives on the shifting nature of Indian transnationalism.
Featuring a diverse collection of essays rooted in robust fieldwork, this volume will be of great importance for students and researchers of diaspora studies, globalization and transnational migration, cultural studies, minority studies, sociology, political studies, international relations, and South Asian studies.
1. Introduction: Shifts in transnational bonding Part 1 – Global and local encounters 2. Re-reading the Banyan Tree Analogy: Everyday Life and Identity of Indian Diaspora in Britain 3. Reconfiguring Identity in a Transnational World: Indo-Trinidadians and the Construction of Indianness 4. From Nationalism to Hindutva: Bollywood and the Makings of a Hindu Diasporic Woman 5. Understanding Diaspora and Economic Development: Challenges and Opportunities Part 2 – Glocalisation 6. Indo-American Women Redefining Religious Practices in the Diaspora 7. Mother Mary in the Hindu Pantheon among Portuguese Gujarati Families 8. The Infrastructure of glocalization Part 3 – Regional transnationalism 9. Baithak Gáná Ke Nác: A Case of Reverse Glocalisation 10. Fijian-Indian Diaspora: Emergence, Engagement and Identity in the Transnational World 11. Idea of Homeland/s: The Hadramis of Barkas in the Persian Gulf