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Indians and the Antipodes: Networks, Boundaries, and Circulation

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and Jane Buckingham


This book looks at the history of Indian migrants in Australia and New Zealand over a period of two and a half centuries. It looks at the history of their migration, settlement, and encounter with racism. Indians now constitute a significant ethnic minority in Australia and New Zealand. According to the most recent census figures, they number slightly more than half a million, but represent a successful ethnic community making significant contributions to their host societies and economies. The histories of their migration go back to the early colonial period, but rarely do they find any space ... More

Keywords: Indian migration, diaspora, labour migration, Antipodean Indians, immigration policy, race relations, colonial capital, British empire, Commonwealth, circulation of ideas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199483624
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199483624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, editor
Professor, Asian History and Director of the New Zealand India Research Institute at Victoria University

Jane Buckingham, editor
Professor, history at the University of Canterbury

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