About the Book
The Study of Overseas Indians has emerged as rich and variegated area of multidisciplinary research interest. Among the disciplines contributing to this field of immense theoretical potential as well as imminent policy import, sociology and economics have been in the forefront. This revised edition also deals with the empirical reality of Overseas Indians and theoretical and methodological issues raised in it. Thematically, it covers history of Indians immigration, social adjustment, family change, language problem, religion, ethinicity and culture, and cultural integration and syncreticism. Thus encompassing the classical and modern diaspora, the anthology not only seeks to arrive at the generalities of the global Indian diaspora, but also to highlight its specialities across space and time. Together with its analytical study and selected bibliography, this two volumes book, it is hoped, would be a useful reference work for all those interested in Indian diaspora as an area of academic study.
About the Author
Surya Narain Yadav is an eminent Political Scientist specialising on India’s foreign policy, with a particular focus on bilateral relations. The role of globalisation in the determination and operation of foreign policy, especially with regard to regional organisations and international institutions is his special field of investigation. The author visited Portugal (Europe) in 2001, and Uganda (Africa) in 1999 and 2000 for undertaking academic and research assignements. His prominent publications include, India-America Strategic Partnership: Experiences and Expectations; India-Uganda Relations: A New Model for South-South Cooperation. He has written over ten books. The author was nominated for the Chinese government fellowship, a joint research programme by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (Government of India) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China in the year 2001.