The University of Winnipeg

HIST-3118 South Asian Diaspora Since 1800

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This lecture/seminar course examines migration from South Asia (today comprising India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Discussions focus on different types of migration and settlement developed within the British Empire, and the changes brought about by decolonization. The course covers labour issues including recruitment patterns, settlement patterns, establishment of educational and religious institutions, and the effect of overseas issues on nationalist politics in the colonial era. In the post-colonial period the course covers South Asian contributions to multicultural societies, labour policies, gender issues, racial discrimination and the politics of identity.

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