Indians in Malaya: Some Aspects of Their Immigration and Settlement (1786-1957)
By: Kernial Singh Sandhu (author)Paperback
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This book discusses the Indians who lived in Malaya and the effects of their presence on Malayan social and economic development between 1786 and 1957, the period of British rule. Professor Sandhu examines in detail the character and flow of Indian immigration during its main fluctuating periods; from about the 1790s to the 1930s and from the 1930s to 1957. The social and economic causes of the immigration are studied and Professor Sandhu shows that the movement of Indian immigrants resulted in changes in the population structure and the cultural landscape of Malaya. Originally published in 1969, this book was based on a wide variety of sources, including the official and private records of the Indian, Malayan and British governments.
List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; Abbreviations; Glossary of Indian, Malay and other local terms; Aide-memoire; Part I. Indian Immigration into British Malaya: Origins and Trends: 1. Indians in pre-British Malaya; 2. Causes of Indian immigration into British Malaya; 3. Types of migrants and recruitment or movement; 4. Emigration-immigration law and practice; 5. Flow and characteristics of migration; Part II. The Indian Population of Malaya: Growth and Associated Characteristics: 6. Growth and structure; 7. Pattern and distribution; 8. Settlement characteristics; 9. Ethno-linguistic composition; Part III. Indians in the Modern Malayan Economy: 10. Agriculture and industry; 11. Communications and commerce; Epilogue; Appendices; Select bibliography; Index.
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