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Community, Empire and Migration

South Asians in Diaspora

  • Crispin Bates

About this book


South Asians in Diaspora is a collection of essays concerning the history, politics, and anthropology of migration in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, as well as in the numerous overseas locations, such as Fiji, Africa, the Caribbean and USA, where South Asians migrated in the colonial period and after. It addresses the connections between migration, problems of identity and ethnic conflict from a comparative perspective, and highlights the role of shared colonial experiences in providing 'communal' solidarities and discord.


gender identity migration USA

Editors and affiliations

  • Crispin Bates
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of EdinburghUK

About the editors

CRISPIN BATES is Senior Lecturer in South Asian History at the Department of History, University of Edinburgh. His publications include Subalterns and the Raj: A History of Modern India.

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