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The Indian Diaspora

The two major population estimates of the Indian diaspora in the 21st century are critically examined. Both estimates were made by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and appear to be definitive documents on the subject. The article also provides a brief historiography of the population estimates of overseas Indians/Indian diaspora since India’s independence.

Towards Class Analysis of Race Relations-Overseas Indians in Colonial/Post-Colonial Societies

Overseas Indian communities are not only scattered in diverse geographical areas, they are equally diverse in terms of their socio-economic and political status, It is perhaps as much due to this reason as paradigmatic differences in social sciences that fragmentary, diverse and contradictory conceptual frameworks have been presented regarding their race relations situations. Three such theoretical orientations, viz, theories of pluralism, middleman minority theory and the work of Rex, are briefly reviewed here. Pointing out their various shortcomings an attempt is made in this paper to construct a political economy and class-based conceptual framework which, in the author's view, more systematically explains the race relations situations of overseas Indians in numerous colonial/post-colonial societies.

Indians Abroad-A Current Population Estimate

A Current Population Estimate Prakash C Jain This paper attempts to estimate the total number of Indians and persons of Indian origin currently living or working abroad.

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