Cosmopolitan Connections: The Sindhi Diaspora, 1860-2000

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BRILL, 2004 - Social Science - 294 pages
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This volume looks at a diasporic community of Indian traders. It draws on anthropological field research as well as archival sources to portray a cosmopolitan group united by ties of kinship and community which are reproduced across space through processes such as the circulation of women and family visiting. These ties have their counterpart in the economic sphere which is characterised by sets of translocal trading linkages, credit relations, and a heightened knowledge of markets and a readiness to explore them. A model for the relation between mobility and commerce is thus explored.
The book, which includes a number of maps and original photographs, is ground-breaking in that it uses the technique of 'multi-sited ethnography', in which data from different sites are juxtaposed into a broad synthesis. It is geared towards a broad audience.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Challenge of Translocal Enthnography
9
Locating Hindu Sindhis Roots and Routes of Diaspora
29
Sindhi Cosmopolitans
64
Sindwork ca 1860 to the Present
104
Localities and Histories
148
The Meaning of Corporacy
187
Cosmopolitans in Business
218
Towards an Integrative Model of Commerce and Disapora
256
Appendices
270
Bibliography
277
Index
291
Illustrations
297
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Mark Anthony Falzon is a Lecturer at the University of Malta.