Shaping Indian Diaspora: Literary Representations and Bollywood Consumption away from the Desi (Hardback)
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Shaping Indian Diaspora: Literary Representations and Bollywood Consumption away from the Desi (Hardback)

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Hardback 178 Pages / Published: 27/08/2015
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The Indian diaspora is the largest diasporic movement from Asia, with the Indian community numbering over twenty-five million around the world. Its large scale encompasses a kaleidoscopic community from disparate regions, languages, cultural heritages, religions, and traditions within the subcontinent. The many peoples of the Indian diaspora have growing social and economic impacts on their new homes, but maintain their cultural bonds with India. This volume offers a thorough analysis of the diasporic practices of the Indian communities in essays covering a number of fields, such as literature, cultural studies, and film studies. The contributors deal with the Indian diaspora's historical and contemporary connotations, its theoretical framework, the cultural hybridizations that emerge from diaspora, and other topics touching on the cultural and social effects of the spread of Indian peoples around the globe.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498514958
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 19 mm


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Discussions of the 'Indian diaspora' inevitably throw up more questions than answers about Indianness, globalisation, and the perception and depiction of human migration. That is why they are necessary. Shaping Indian Diaspora contains papers that engage critically and fruitfully with the matter, and accentuate it in necessary directions. -- Tabish Khair, Aarhus University
A refreshing look at the literature of the Indian diaspora, testifying to its variety and dispersal across many geographical regions. Lively and accessible, the essays in Shaping Indian Diaspora show how this body of writing is transforming our understanding of world literature. -- Janet Wilson, University of Northampton
In a timely volume that articulates multiple meanings of the term `Diaspora', Shaping Indian Diaspora investigates nuanced applications of the term with reference to India's expatriate community and their evolving cultural interests. The editors engage thoroughly with varied interpretations of the term as it relates particularly to transnational literature and cinema. Theoretically informed and substantively grounded in raging debates relating to India's scattered human settlements, this book incorporates the latest scholarship from a number of respected specialists in their fields even as it encompasses interdisciplinary attitudes and positions. In doing so, it makes a distinctive contribution to the existing research on this subject. -- Rochelle Almeida, New York University
A relevant collection that negotiates with the construct of diasporic practices through the prism of an array of interdisciplinary fields. The essays when put together raise important issues about the ways in which identities, cultures and institutes intersect. -- Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

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