A Subaltern History of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore: The by John Solomon

By John Solomon

Untouchable migrants made up a considerable percentage of Indian labour migration into Singapore within the 19th and 20th centuries. in this interval, they have been topic to different types of caste prejudice and discrimination that powerfully strengthened their identities as untouchables in a foreign country. at the present time, in spite of the fact that, untouchability has disappeared from the general public sphere and has been changed via different notions of identification, leaving unanswered questions as to how and whilst this happened. The untouchable migrant can be largely absent from well known narratives of the past.


This e-book takes the "disappearance" as a kick off point to check a background of untouchable migration among Indians who arrived in Singapore from its sleek founding as a British colony within the early 19th century via to its independence in 1965. utilizing oral background documents, archival resources, colonial ethnography, newspapers and interviews, this e-book examines the lives of untouchable migrants via their daily event in an in a foreign country multi-ethnic setting. It examines how those migrants who in lots of methods occupied the ground rungs in their groups and colonial society, framed transnational problems with identification and social justice on the subject of their reports in the broader Indian diaspora in Singapore. The booklet trances the style during which untouchable identities advanced after which receded in line with the dramatic social adjustments caused via colonialism, struggle and post-colonial nationhood.


By targeting a subaltern team from the earlier, this examine presents an alternate historical past of Indian migration to Singapore and a special viewpoint at the cultural conversations that experience taken position among India and Singapore for far of the island's smooth heritage.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Subaltern History of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore: The Gradual Disappearance of Untouchability 1872-1965 (Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories) PDF

Best anthropology books

Cultural Anthropology

A number one identify in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak keeps to outline pupil studying within the cultural anthropology path. Cultural Anthropology bargains an up to date holistic creation to common anthropology from the four-field viewpoint. Key topics of appreciating the studies scholars convey to the study room, appreciating human range, and appreciating the sector of anthropology are showcased through the textual content.

Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society)

This concise advent to social and cultural anthropology has turn into a contemporary vintage, revealing the wealthy worldwide edition in social lifestyles and tradition the world over. The textual content offers a transparent review of anthropology, concentrating on crucial issues similar to kinship, ethnicity, ritual and political structures, providing a wealth of examples that reveal the big scope of anthropology and the significance of a comparative viewpoint.

Distant Mirrors: America as a Foreign Culture

So much younger scholars of yankee tradition think some of the cultural assumptions they develop up with are common. As insiders, conversing a typical language, following the accredited styles of habit embedded in a selected lifestyle, so much folks take our personal social activities without any consideration, and it's a problem to gain the strangeness and sweetness of our personal behaviors.

Reflexionen der Urzeit: Essays zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen (German Edition)

Der Band enthält fünf zwischen 1981 und 2006 entstandene und zum Teil bislang unveröffentlichte Essays des renommierten Archäologie- und Kulturgeschichtsautors Martin Kuckenburg zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen. Das Themenspektrum reicht von der nüchternen Bestandsaufnahme archäologischer Fakten bis zum engagierten, ja leidenschaftlichen wissenschaftlichen Diskussionsbeitrag.

Additional resources for A Subaltern History of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore: The Gradual Disappearance of Untouchability 1872-1965 (Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 42 votes