A nation on the move: the Indian diaspora

Sagarika Dutt

in India in a Globalized World

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780719069000
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701409 | DOI:
A nation on the move: the Indian diaspora

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This chapter investigates how migration from the Indian subcontinent has led to the formation of an Indian diaspora. It explains that the Indian diaspora is the third largest diaspora in the world according to some estimates and that people of Indian origin are found in five continents and in many countries such as Mauritius, Fiji, Surinam, Guyana and Nepal. This chapter suggests that despite the initial reluctance the Indian government was forced to grant dual citizenship to certain categories of non-resident Indians (NRIs) for economic reasons.

Keywords: migration; Indian subcontinent; Indian diaspora; dual citizenship; NRIs

Chapter.  8407 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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