South Asian Diaspora Narratives

Roots and Routes

Authors: Sarwal, Amit

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  • Provides an insightful account into the development of a multicultural society in Australia
  • Brings together multidisciplinary discourses on the South Asian diaspora in Australia
  • Adds significantly to the literature on the growing field of diaspora studies
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This book analyses the metaphysical and poetical notions and the processes of ‘rooting into a culture’ and ‘routing out of a culture’ in the context of South Asian diaspora in Australia. These diasporic narratives are often characterised by bifurcated and dislocated identities that exist in a liminal space, in-between two identities, two cultures, and two histories. Yet, ‘home’ remains, through acts of imagination, remembering and re-creation, an important reference point. The author argues that a clearer notion of politics of location is required to distinguish between the different kinds of ‘dislocation’ the immigrants suffer, both psychologically and sociologically. The diaspora is Australia is an under-studied topic, and this book fills a lacuna in South Asian diaspora studies by analysing and calling upon a wide range of works in this field from historical, anthropological, sociological, cultural, and literary studies. 

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Amit Sarwal is a Producer at SBS Hindi Radio in Melbourne, Australia. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor of RMIT University and the Founding Convenor of Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Network (AIIRN). He was a postdoctoral fellow at Deakin University and has also taught as Assistant Professor at the University of Delhi. He has many books to his credit, prominent being: Salaam Bollywood (Routledge, 2016), Labels and Locations (CSP, 2015), Bollywood and its Other(s) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and Wanderings in India (Monash University Press, 2012).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
South Asian Diaspora Narratives
Book Subtitle
Roots and Routes
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3629-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3629-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3628-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9925-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 184
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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