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Singapore Chronicles: INDIANS

Singapore Chronicles: INDIANS

Singapore Chronicles: INDIANS
Singapore Chronicles
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press are jointly launching the Singapore Chronicles series in 2015. This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore. Covering a wide range of subjects, from the philosophical to the mundane, the fundamental to the practical, these Singapore
Chronicles titles include Constitution, Presidency, Housing, Transport, Demography, CPF, Sports and Food. Each volume in this series will serve as a primer on the subject.

Written by leading experts, they will focus on key aspects of the subject, providing analysis as well as an historical account. Readers will gain an insight into what makes Singapore tick and also why it has chosen certain “paths un-trodden”.

INDIANS
Though a small minority within the Singapore society, the Indian community displays deep diversity within its own fabric. This book seeks to unpack complex questions of identity in Singapore’s Indian community. Discussing the story of Singapore Indians within the larger narrative of Indian displacement and placement globally, it goes on to contextualise the Indian presence in Malaya and Singapore historically. The author maps the socio-economic, religious and linguistic complexities of the community, which is further complicated by ongoing new arrivals from India. The dynamics of the Indian community is as rich as it is complex.

Contents
Foreword
1 Sojourners and Settlers
2 Situating Indians in Singapore
3 Socio-economic and Educational Profile
4 Cultural and Religious Complexities
5 New Community Configurations
Endnotes
Further Reading
Index
Details
Weight 0.20 grams
Author Professor Vineeta Sinha
ISBN 9789814747035
Size 129mm x 196mm
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Language English
 
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