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  • Imperialism and Sikh Migration

    The Komagata Maru Incident

    By Anjali Gera Roy

    In the Punjab, Pakistan, a culture of migration and mobility already emerged in the nineteenth century. Imperial policies produced a category of hypermobile Sikhs, who left their villages in Punjab to seek their fortunes in South East Asia, Australia, America and Canada. The practices of the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Imagining Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat in the Transnational Era

    Edited by Anjali Gera Roy

    This book moves away from originary myths of region and identity that have dominated academic and mediatized representations of Punjab, a land-locked region divided between India and Pakistan after the Partition of 1947, and instead focuses on the role of the imagination in producing Punjab. It…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07

  • Diasporas and Transnationalisms

    The Journey of the Komagata Maru

    Edited by Anjali Gera Roy, Ajaya Kumar Sahoo

    The Komagata Maru incident has become central to ongoing debates on Canadian racism, immigration, multiculturalism, citizenship and Indian nationalist resistance. The chapters presented in this book, written by established and emerging historians and scholars in literary, cultural, religious,…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11

  • Bhangra Moves

    From Ludhiana to London and Beyond

    By Anjali Gera Roy

    Bhangra is commonly understood as the hybrid music produced in Britain by British Asian music producers through mixing Panjabi folk melodies with western pop and black dance rhythms. This is derived from a Punjabi harvest dance of the same name. This book looks at Bhangra's global flows from one…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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