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Indians in Singapore, 1819-1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port-city

Rajesh Rai


Indians in Singapore, 1819 to 1945 studies the Indian diaspora in colonial Singapore. Drawing on administrative archives, intelligence reports, observer accounts, newspapers, oral testimonies, and community-based records, the book provides a meticulous historical account of the formation of the diaspora in the colonial port city, and its socio-political, religious and cultural development from the advent of British colonial rule to the end of the Japanese occupation. Indians in Singapore examines how the conditions of living as a minority in a multi-ethnic port-city; changes in colonial ideolo ... More

Keywords: Indian diaspora, transnationalism, colonial Singapore, Japanese Occupation, Indian National Army

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198099291
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099291.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rajesh Rai, author
Associate Professor, South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore

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