Indians in Singapore, 1819-1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port-city
By: Rajesh Rai (author)Hardback
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Indians in Singapore, 1819 -1945 is the first comprehensive study of the Indian diaspora in colonial Singapore. Drawing on administrative archives, intelligence reports, observer accounts, newspapers, oral testimonies, and community-based records, the book provides a meticulous historical account of the formation of the diaspora in the colonial port-city, and its socio-political, religious and cultural development from the advent of British colonial rule to the end of the Japanese occupation. Indians in Singapore examines how the conditions of living as a minority in a multi-ethnic port-city; changes in colonial ideologies, administration and economy; developments in information-communication technologies; and transnational religious and socio-political currents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, shaped Indian identity formations. What emerges is a fascinating account of how these Indian emigrants, by virtue of their unique vantage point in a frontier settlement that transformed into a m
Rajesh Rai is Assistant Professor at the South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore.
PART ONE: PIONEERS AT THE FRONTIER - 1819-1867; PART TWO: DIASPORIC TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE AGE OF MASS MIGRATION - 1867-1941; PART THREE: THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION & THE INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY
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