Global South Asians
Introducing the Modern Diaspora
By (author) Judith M. Brown
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Global South Asians by Judith M. Brown
Book DescriptionBy the end of the twentieth century some nine million people of South Asian descent had left India, Bangladesh or Pakistan and settled in different parts of the world, forming a diverse and significant modern diaspora. In the early nineteenth century, many left reluctantly to seek economic opportunities which were lacking at home. This is the story of their often painful experiences in the diaspora, how they constructed new social communities overseas and how they maintained connections with the countries and the families they had left behind. It is a story compellingly told by one of the premier historians of modern South Asia, Judith Brown, whose particular knowledge of the diaspora in Britain and South Africa gives her insight as a commentator. This is a book which will have a broad appeal to general readers as well as to students of South Asian and colonial history, migration studies and sociology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521606301
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Judith M. Brown
Cambridge Companion to Gandhi, Hardback (February 2011)
A fresh interpretation of one of the most influential and revered figures of the modern world.
Gandhi and Civil Disobedience, Paperback (October 2008)
This book is an analysis, based on new material, of the phase between 1928 and 1934 when Gandhi was leader of a continental campaign of civil disobedience against the Raj.
Essential Writings, Paperback (April 2008)
This new selection of Gandhi's writings taken from his books, articles, letters and interviews sets out his views on religion, politics, society, non-violence and civil disobedience. Judith M. Brown's excellent introduction and notes examines his philosophy and the political context in which he wrote.
Global South Asians, Hardback (August 2006)» View all books by Judith M. Brown
A fascinating story of the modern South Asian diaspora.
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Author Biography - Judith M. Brown
Judith M. Brown is Beit Professor of Commonwealth History, University of Oxford; and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College. Her recent publications include Gandhi. Prisoner of Hope (1989) and Nehru. A Political Life (2003).
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