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South Asian Diaspora Narratives: Roots and Routes

Sarwal, Amit (2017) South Asian Diaspora Narratives: Roots and Routes. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 9789811036286

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    This book analyses the metaphysical and poetical notions and the processes of ‘rooting into a culture’ and ‘routing out of a culture’ in the context of South Asian diaspora in Australia. These diasporic narratives are often characterised by bifurcated and dislocated identities that exist in a liminal space, in-between two identities, two cultures, and two histories. Yet, ‘home’ remains, through acts of imagination, remembering and re-creation, an important reference point. The author argues that a clearer notion of politics of location is required to distinguish between the different kinds of ‘dislocation’ the immigrants suffer, both psychologically and sociologically. The diaspora is Australia is an under-studied topic, and this book fills a lacuna in South Asian diaspora studies by analysing and calling upon a wide range of works in this field from historical, anthropological, sociological, cultural, and literary studies.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: South Asian diaspora, Australia, Literature, Short stories, migration, home
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
    H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
    P Language and Literature > PR English literature
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Language, Arts and Media
    Depositing User: Amit Sarwal
    Date Deposited: 17 May 2018 14:53
    Last Modified: 17 May 2018 14:53

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