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THE SINDHI DIASPORA (1860-2000)
THE SINDHI DIASPORA (1860-2000)
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About the Author:

This volume looks at Hindu Sindhis-a diasporic group of Indian traders. The province of Sind is in present-day Pakistan, and Hindu Sindhis who have migrated are renowned around the world and especially in India for their business acumen.

Exploring the relation between mobility and commerce, the volume fundamentally enhances our knowledge and understanding of this highly entrepreneurial group. It argues that the defining characteristics of Sindhis are their ability to adapt to a variety of contexts and cultures, as also a constant cultivation among themselves of contacts, knowledge, and relationships.

The volume draws on anthropological field research as well as archival sources in Mumbai, London, and Malta to portray a cosmopolitan group united by ties of kinship and community. These ties have their counterpart in the economic sphere which is characterized by sets of translocal trading linkages, credit relations, and a heightened knowledge of markets and the readiness to explore them.

Written in a jargon-free style and geared towards a broad audience, the volume will be of special interest to sociologists and social anthropologists, historians, scholar and researchers in business studies, migration studies, and demographic movement. About the Book:

'This book is a major contribution to the study of trade, entrepreneurship and diasporic commercial life both within and beyond the Indian subcontinent..first and foremost a richly nuanced ethnography of the Sindhis.'

Susan Bayly

(University of Cambridge)

'This work makes a number of contributions of both empirical and theoretical significance to anthropology. The empirical solidity of anthropological perspective tht Falzon demonstrates is its greatest asset.'

Denis Vidal

(L'Ecole des Haures Erudes en Sciences Soiales, Paris)

A unique work in anthropology. The focus on cosmopolitan culture, and the emphasis on Partition is significant in understanding the Sindhi diaspora.'

Tirthankar Roy

(Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune)

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsvii
Glossaryix
Introduction1
1The Challenge of Translocal Ethnography9
2Locating Hindu Sindhis: Roots and Routes of Diaspora29
3Sindhi Cosmopolitans64
4Sindwork, ca 1860 to the Present104
5Localities and Histories148
6The Meaning of Corporacy187
7Cosmopolitans in Business218
8Towards an Integrative Model of Commerce and
Diaspora256
Appendices270
Bibliography277
Index291
Illustrations295

THE SINDHI DIASPORA (1860-2000)

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IDG028
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Hardcover
Edition:
2005
ISBN:
0195676076
Language:
English
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8.8" X 5.5"
Pages:
294
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Weight of the Book: 474 gms
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About the Author:

This volume looks at Hindu Sindhis-a diasporic group of Indian traders. The province of Sind is in present-day Pakistan, and Hindu Sindhis who have migrated are renowned around the world and especially in India for their business acumen.

Exploring the relation between mobility and commerce, the volume fundamentally enhances our knowledge and understanding of this highly entrepreneurial group. It argues that the defining characteristics of Sindhis are their ability to adapt to a variety of contexts and cultures, as also a constant cultivation among themselves of contacts, knowledge, and relationships.

The volume draws on anthropological field research as well as archival sources in Mumbai, London, and Malta to portray a cosmopolitan group united by ties of kinship and community. These ties have their counterpart in the economic sphere which is characterized by sets of translocal trading linkages, credit relations, and a heightened knowledge of markets and the readiness to explore them.

Written in a jargon-free style and geared towards a broad audience, the volume will be of special interest to sociologists and social anthropologists, historians, scholar and researchers in business studies, migration studies, and demographic movement. About the Book:

'This book is a major contribution to the study of trade, entrepreneurship and diasporic commercial life both within and beyond the Indian subcontinent..first and foremost a richly nuanced ethnography of the Sindhis.'

Susan Bayly

(University of Cambridge)

'This work makes a number of contributions of both empirical and theoretical significance to anthropology. The empirical solidity of anthropological perspective tht Falzon demonstrates is its greatest asset.'

Denis Vidal

(L'Ecole des Haures Erudes en Sciences Soiales, Paris)

A unique work in anthropology. The focus on cosmopolitan culture, and the emphasis on Partition is significant in understanding the Sindhi diaspora.'

Tirthankar Roy

(Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune)

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsvii
Glossaryix
Introduction1
1The Challenge of Translocal Ethnography9
2Locating Hindu Sindhis: Roots and Routes of Diaspora29
3Sindhi Cosmopolitans64
4Sindwork, ca 1860 to the Present104
5Localities and Histories148
6The Meaning of Corporacy187
7Cosmopolitans in Business218
8Towards an Integrative Model of Commerce and
Diaspora256
Appendices270
Bibliography277
Index291
Illustrations295
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