The Other Indians: A Political and Cultural History of South Asians in America

By Vinay Lal
Co-editors: Russell C. Leong and Don T. Nakanishi

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ISBN: 9780934052412-14

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION

This book is about the other Indians - the Indians other than those who once vastly populated the Americas, experiencing a calamitous in their numbers after their encounter with representatives of the enlightened West.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: The Politics Of Identity And A Note On Usage

I. PASSAGE TO INDIA: The Circulation of the Orient in America

II. VOYAGE FROM INDIA: Slaves and Seamen, Workers and Peasants

III. THE DIASPORA WITHIN THE DIASPORA

IV. "TAWNIEES" AMIDST WHITES (after Benjamin Franklin)

V. EXILE IN THE NEW CANAAN

VI. EMERGENCE OF A DIASPORIC COMMUNITY

VII. THE RELIGIOUS LIFE OF INDIAN COMMUNITITES

VIII. INDIAN "CULTURE" IN THE DIASPORA

IX. THE POLITIC OF AFFLUENCE AND THE ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE

X. THE LANDSCAPE OF REPRESENTATION IN INTERNET MODERNITY

XI. POLITICS AND THE FUTURE OF INDIANS IN THE U.S.

XII. THE DIASPORA AT HOME: Returnees, Retirees, & Resident Non-Indians

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