Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Issues Of Identity In The Indian Diaspora: A Transnational Perspective

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

One of the most striking features, which have taken the attention of most of the academicians today in this age of globalization, is the ?transnational movement of people" and the ?intensification in the creation of diverse diaspora populations in many locations. There are broadly four patterns of Indian emigration evidenced from literature on Indian diasporas. They are as follows: a) Pre-colonial migration; b) Colonial migration that began in the 1830s to the British, French and Dutch colonies; c) Post-colonial migration to the industrially developed countries; and d) Recent migration to West Asia. Language forms an important aspect in the formation of ethnic identity in the diaspora. Gujaratis constitute one of the prominent Indian diasporic communities in the world. The illustration of the Gujarati Diaspora in this chapter shows the internal dynamics of transnational networks as well as the underlying linkages with the homeland.

Keywords: colonial migration; ethnic identity; Indian diasporic communities; transnational networks



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Transnationalism — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation