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The Resource Indian Africa : minorities of Indian-Pakistani origin in eastern Africa, edited by Michel Adam

Indian Africa : minorities of Indian-Pakistani origin in eastern Africa, edited by Michel Adam

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Indian Africa : minorities of Indian-Pakistani origin in eastern Africa
Title
Indian Africa
Title remainder
minorities of Indian-Pakistani origin in eastern Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michel Adam
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have minorities from the Indian sub-continent amongst their population. The East African Indians mostly reside in the main cities, particularly Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Kampala; they can also be found in smaller urban centres and in the remotest of rural townships. They play a leading social and economic role as they work in business, manufacturing and the service industry, and make up a large proportion of the liberal professions. They are divided into multiple socio-religions communities, but united in a mutual feeling of meta-cultural identity. This book aims at painting a broad picture of the communities of Indian origin in East Africa, striving to include changes that have occurred since the end of the 1980s. The different contributions explore questions of race and citizenship, national loyalties and cosmopolitan identities, local attachment and transnational networks. Drawing upon anthropology, history, sociology and demography, Indian Africa depicts a multifaceted population and analyses how the past and the present shape their sense of belonging, their relations with others, their professional and political engagement. This book is a must-read for contemporary researchers, students, policy practitioners as well as the general reader
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Afrique indienne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Adam, Michel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Pakistanis
  • South Asians
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • East Indians
  • South Asians
  • Africa, East
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
Label
Indian Africa : minorities of Indian-Pakistani origin in eastern Africa, edited by Michel Adam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Initials and Acronyms; Authors; Note on Transliteration and Spelling of Indian Languages; The use of ethnonyms and terms expressing national identities or national origin; Foreword on Bibliography and Methodology; From the Trading-Post Indians to the Indian-Africans; Brief background on immigration; Population overview: mobility and identities; General characteristics of the Indian diaspora in East Africa; African Indians -- Minorities without concessions?; Desire to retain and affirm cultures of origin
  • Partial survival of the community and class division of labourIndian-African businesses; Maintaining community self-segregation; Poor social and political integration; Unclear relations with India; Uncertain future for the middle class; Challenges and future of integration; Bibliography; Panorama of Socio-Religious Communities; The Hindus; The Muslims; Other religious communities; Bibliography; East African Indians: How Many Are They?; Introduction; Indian Tanzanians; Indian diaspora in Kenya; Indians in Uganda; Changes in the Indian Population since 1972; Conclusion; Bibliography
  • Annex 1. Quality of data on Indian population from the last two Kenyan censusesAnnex 2. Structures per age, sex and ethnic group (tribes) of people of Indian origin living in Kenya in 1989 and 1999; Annex 3. Distribution of the Asian population in Kenya in 1999; Annex 4. Official publications on population from the three countries studied; Family, Family Life and Marriage among Indian Communities in East Africa; The initial family model in north-western India; Family life outside the joint family; Raising young children
  • Preparations for marriage: Relationships between young people and cultural orientationThe rules of traditional marriage; What are the qualities of a good (future) spouse?; Search for (the right) spouses; Settling marriages: Matrimonial compensation, engagements, wedding ceremonies; Future of married couples; Bibliography; Nizarite Ismailis in Kenya; The three schisms; Spaces conquered by Ismailism; Ismailis in India; Messages from the Aga Khans; Constitutions and present of organisation; The jamatkhana organization and the 1986 constitution
  • Governance, community life, voluntary work: Kenya's exampleSocial positions and matrimonial strategies in Kenya; Social and community life; Community policy; Education and health policy; Cultural work; Be adventurous: Boom in economic activities; Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development; Conclusion; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Bohras in East Africa: Orthodoxy and Reformism; Fissions and the diaspora; Main religious characteristics; Administrative and political organisation; Bohras in East Africa; Bohra administration in Kenya; Social life; Brief history of Bohra dissent; Conclusion
Control code
ocn946705029
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 484 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789987753512
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 914136
  • 22573/ctvh8g12n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946705029
Label
Indian Africa : minorities of Indian-Pakistani origin in eastern Africa, edited by Michel Adam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Initials and Acronyms; Authors; Note on Transliteration and Spelling of Indian Languages; The use of ethnonyms and terms expressing national identities or national origin; Foreword on Bibliography and Methodology; From the Trading-Post Indians to the Indian-Africans; Brief background on immigration; Population overview: mobility and identities; General characteristics of the Indian diaspora in East Africa; African Indians -- Minorities without concessions?; Desire to retain and affirm cultures of origin
  • Partial survival of the community and class division of labourIndian-African businesses; Maintaining community self-segregation; Poor social and political integration; Unclear relations with India; Uncertain future for the middle class; Challenges and future of integration; Bibliography; Panorama of Socio-Religious Communities; The Hindus; The Muslims; Other religious communities; Bibliography; East African Indians: How Many Are They?; Introduction; Indian Tanzanians; Indian diaspora in Kenya; Indians in Uganda; Changes in the Indian Population since 1972; Conclusion; Bibliography
  • Annex 1. Quality of data on Indian population from the last two Kenyan censusesAnnex 2. Structures per age, sex and ethnic group (tribes) of people of Indian origin living in Kenya in 1989 and 1999; Annex 3. Distribution of the Asian population in Kenya in 1999; Annex 4. Official publications on population from the three countries studied; Family, Family Life and Marriage among Indian Communities in East Africa; The initial family model in north-western India; Family life outside the joint family; Raising young children
  • Preparations for marriage: Relationships between young people and cultural orientationThe rules of traditional marriage; What are the qualities of a good (future) spouse?; Search for (the right) spouses; Settling marriages: Matrimonial compensation, engagements, wedding ceremonies; Future of married couples; Bibliography; Nizarite Ismailis in Kenya; The three schisms; Spaces conquered by Ismailism; Ismailis in India; Messages from the Aga Khans; Constitutions and present of organisation; The jamatkhana organization and the 1986 constitution
  • Governance, community life, voluntary work: Kenya's exampleSocial positions and matrimonial strategies in Kenya; Social and community life; Community policy; Education and health policy; Cultural work; Be adventurous: Boom in economic activities; Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development; Conclusion; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Bohras in East Africa: Orthodoxy and Reformism; Fissions and the diaspora; Main religious characteristics; Administrative and political organisation; Bohras in East Africa; Bohra administration in Kenya; Social life; Brief history of Bohra dissent; Conclusion
Control code
ocn946705029
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 484 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789987753512
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 914136
  • 22573/ctvh8g12n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946705029

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