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Diaspora: Southasia abroad - Himal Southasian (Vol 27 No 4)
(Vol 27 No 4)
Diaspora: Southasia abroad
This issue looks at Southasian diasporas around the world and examine their social and political engagements. In particular, we are interested in assessing the relationships members of these communities seek to cultivate with one another, and with their originary and current homes. Articles include:

Latha Varadarajan on the Indian state’s embrace of Diaspora Direct Investment (DDI)

David N Gellner on the Nepali diaspora in the UK

Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan on Southasian diasporic media in the US

Tsering Shakya on the cultural challenges faced by Tibetans in North America

Alison Shaw on the representations of Pakistani cousin marriages in the British media

Premila van Ommen on the Nepali rock music scene in the UK

Svati P Shah on understanding non-resident Indian support for BJP

Ashraf Hoque on the history and politics of the Bangladeshi community in the Tower Hamlets

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Jyotirmoy Chaudhuri on Indian investors in Mauritius

Danielle Preiss on mental health among the Bhutanese diaspora in the US

Plus:

A photo essay by Preston Merchant on the Southasian diaspora in the US

Short stories by Tanaz Bathena, Rabi Thapa and Muna Gurung

Poetry by Zoe Goodman

A review of Prajwal Parajuly‘s latest novel Land Where I Flee by Elen Turner

 

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Kishore Dave, the bureau chief of the Gujarati newspaper Jai Hind, was stabbed to death at the newspaper's office in Gujarat's Junagadh district. According to a Press Trust of India report, the Superintendent of Police at the local police station said Dave (53) was attacked by unknown assailants at around 9:30 PM on 22 August 2016. Aaj Tak, the Indian television channel, reported that personal enmity prompted the murder.

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  • The world’s dumping yard

    J. Blue, 10 February 2017

    Solid narration. Very important story.

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  • My mother’s head

    Lakbir Mahajan, 06 November 2016

    Hi Sumana,
    I am a person who struggles with words and so my praise will not do justice to your writing style.
    Honestly, I have very little time fo...

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    bhumo, 04 November 2016

    Bhuchung, why is late Dawa Norbu not mentioned here? His works are immensely read and applauded.

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