Comparative Studies On Indian Diaspora

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Studies on Indian diaspora have largely focused on one or the other of the aforementioned phases. This is easy to understand considering the magnitude of the populations involved, and the variegated nature of their economic status and political predicament in different diasporic communities have been topical or their members themselves have begun manifesting an acute sense of “community self-awareness”. Not less important, in many of these cases, archival records and other secondary data can be found with greater ease, and the conventional techniques of historical, anthropological and sociological research can be easily adopted.
The foregoing historical sketch is sufficient to highlight the complex and variegated nature of the phenomenon brought
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Some scholars have enlarged their coverage by focusing on a specific issue or topic of Indian Diaspora in a given region. This is understandable considering the constraints of opportunity, time and resources encountered by scholars. Thus comparative studies of Indian Diaspora have been few. Restudies of a diasporic community and comparisons between “the old immigration” and “the new immigration” are rare. Indians are not the only people who have ventured out of their homeland in such vast numbers. Their number looks small when compared to overseas Chinese and overseas British. Their relatively lesser numbers not withstanding, Indians form large enough numbers outside India and significant enough groups in several countries to merit serious research attention as well as civil…show more content…
It has become an important part of the ever growing field of Anglophone post-colonial literature. Some of the better-known authors in this field include V.S.Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Rohinton Mistory, Bharati Mukherjee, Amitav Ghosh, Jumpa Lahiri, Anita Desai, M.G.Vassanji, Shyam Selvadurai and Kiran Desai. The growing international visibility of these authors has gone hand in hand with the popularity of post-colonial criticism and theory.
Broadly speaking, the diasporic writings have substantially contributed to the development and enrichment of English literature. As for the Indian diaspora, it has also produced a rich harvest of creative writing. Some writers of the Indian diaspora had left behind their country and settled abroad much earlier, and they can be put together as the writers of the old generation, whereas many others went outside at a comparatively later date and they can be called the writers of the new

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