Table of contents for The encyclopedia of the Indian diaspora / Brij V. Lal, general editor ; Peter Reeves, executive editor ; Rajesh Rai, assistant editor.

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CONTENTS
Foreword 5
Guide to the use of the Encyclopedia and editorial
conventions 8
List of figures, tables and maps 9
Introduction 10
 
Part I The Indian Context
The Land 18
Historic India 19
Modern India: Colonial Rule and its Effects 22
The Development of Nationalism 25
Divided Nation 27
Independence and Partition 28
The Indian Union since 1950 30
 
Part II The Age of Merchants
Indian Maritime Communities 34
The Haj Before 1800 37
Indian Slavery, Labour Migration and the Export of Skills
39
Part III The Age of Colonial Capital
Convict Migration 44
The Indenture System 45
The Kangani and Maistry Systems 51
-- Chalan: The Journey 52
Free Migration 57
Case Study: Trading Networks in Southeast Asia 59
-- An Indian in Singapore: Rajabali Jumabhoy 63
Part IV The Age of Globalisation
Post-War Migration 68
The Migration of Professionals 72
Remittances 77
Business in the Diaspora 79
-- Indian Professionals Turned Entrepreneurs 80
-- Dr Sudhir Gupta 82
Part V India Leadership and the Diaspora
Nationalist India: Forging `An Emotional Bond' 86
-- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 91
 
Part VI Life in the Diaspora
Language 96
Religious Traditions in the Diaspora 100
Popular Culture 107
-- Dance in the Diaspora 114
Cuisine 115
Sport around the Indian Diaspora 119
Part VII Voices from the Diaspora
The Old Plantation Diaspora of Classic Capital 128
The New Indian Diaspora of Late Capital 137
A Minor Literature 147
Part VIII Communities
South Asia
Sri Lanka 150
Nepal 158
Maldives 160
Southeast Asia
Malaysia 162
Myanmar 174
Singapore 182
Thailand 195
Indonesia 201
The Philippines 204
Indo-China (Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia) 206
Brunei Darussalam 208
East Asia
Hong Kong 210
China 214
Japan 216
Central Asia
Afghanistan, Central Asia and Iran 218
Middle East
Saudi Arabia, Oman and the Gulf States 228
The Yemen 240
Israel 242
Turkey 246
Africa and the Indian Ocean
South Africa 248
East Africa 260
Mauritius 267
The Mascarenes, Seychelles and Chagos Islands 277
Southwest Indian Ocean 280
The Caribbean and South America
Trinidad and Tobago 282
Guyana 291
Surinam 301
Jamaica 310
The French Caribbean 316
North America
United States of America 318
Canada 331
Europe
Britain 340
The Netherlands 350
France 354
Portugal 358
Germany 362
Scandinavia 365
Russia and Ukraine 368
Eastern Europe 373
Australasia and Oceania
Fiji 374
Australia 387
New Zealand 393
The Pacific Islands 398
The French Pacific 399
Glossary 400
Acknowledgements 404
Picture Credits 405
Bibliography 406
Index 414 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

East Indian diaspora -- Encyclopedias.