Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > East Meets West > THE SINDHI DIASPORA (1860-2000)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
THE SINDHI DIASPORA (1860-2000)
THE SINDHI DIASPORA (1860-2000)
Description
About the Author:

This volume looks at Hindu Sindhis-a diasporic group of Indian traders. The province of Sind is in present-day Pakistan, and Hindu Sindhis who have migrated are renowned around the world and especially in India for their business acumen.

Exploring the relation between mobility and commerce, the volume fundamentally enhances our knowledge and understanding of this highly entrepreneurial group. It argues that the defining characteristics of Sindhis are their ability to adapt to a variety of contexts and cultures, as also a constant cultivation among themselves of contacts, knowledge, and relationships.

The volume draws on anthropological field research as well as archival sources in Mumbai, London, and Malta to portray a cosmopolitan group united by ties of kinship and community. These ties have their counterpart in the economic sphere which is characterized by sets of translocal trading linkages, credit relations, and a heightened knowledge of markets and the readiness to explore them.

Written in a jargon-free style and geared towards a broad audience, the volume will be of special interest to sociologists and social anthropologists, historians, scholar and researchers in business studies, migration studies, and demographic movement. About the Book:

'This book is a major contribution to the study of trade, entrepreneurship and diasporic commercial life both within and beyond the Indian subcontinent..first and foremost a richly nuanced ethnography of the Sindhis.'

Susan Bayly

(University of Cambridge)

'This work makes a number of contributions of both empirical and theoretical significance to anthropology. The empirical solidity of anthropological perspective tht Falzon demonstrates is its greatest asset.'

Denis Vidal

(L'Ecole des Haures Erudes en Sciences Soiales, Paris)

A unique work in anthropology. The focus on cosmopolitan culture, and the emphasis on Partition is significant in understanding the Sindhi diaspora.'

Tirthankar Roy

(Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune)

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsvii
Glossaryix
Introduction1
1The Challenge of Translocal Ethnography9
2Locating Hindu Sindhis: Roots and Routes of Diaspora29
3Sindhi Cosmopolitans64
4Sindwork, ca 1860 to the Present104
5Localities and Histories148
6The Meaning of Corporacy187
7Cosmopolitans in Business218
8Towards an Integrative Model of Commerce and
Diaspora256
Appendices270
Bibliography277
Index291
Illustrations295

THE SINDHI DIASPORA (1860-2000)

Item Code:
IDG028
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2005
ISBN:
0195676076
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.5"
Pages:
294
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 474 gms
Price:
$51.50   Shipping Free
Usually ships in 15 days
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
THE SINDHI DIASPORA (1860-2000)
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8996 times since 24th Nov, 2018
About the Author:

This volume looks at Hindu Sindhis-a diasporic group of Indian traders. The province of Sind is in present-day Pakistan, and Hindu Sindhis who have migrated are renowned around the world and especially in India for their business acumen.

Exploring the relation between mobility and commerce, the volume fundamentally enhances our knowledge and understanding of this highly entrepreneurial group. It argues that the defining characteristics of Sindhis are their ability to adapt to a variety of contexts and cultures, as also a constant cultivation among themselves of contacts, knowledge, and relationships.

The volume draws on anthropological field research as well as archival sources in Mumbai, London, and Malta to portray a cosmopolitan group united by ties of kinship and community. These ties have their counterpart in the economic sphere which is characterized by sets of translocal trading linkages, credit relations, and a heightened knowledge of markets and the readiness to explore them.

Written in a jargon-free style and geared towards a broad audience, the volume will be of special interest to sociologists and social anthropologists, historians, scholar and researchers in business studies, migration studies, and demographic movement. About the Book:

'This book is a major contribution to the study of trade, entrepreneurship and diasporic commercial life both within and beyond the Indian subcontinent..first and foremost a richly nuanced ethnography of the Sindhis.'

Susan Bayly

(University of Cambridge)

'This work makes a number of contributions of both empirical and theoretical significance to anthropology. The empirical solidity of anthropological perspective tht Falzon demonstrates is its greatest asset.'

Denis Vidal

(L'Ecole des Haures Erudes en Sciences Soiales, Paris)

A unique work in anthropology. The focus on cosmopolitan culture, and the emphasis on Partition is significant in understanding the Sindhi diaspora.'

Tirthankar Roy

(Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune)

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsvii
Glossaryix
Introduction1
1The Challenge of Translocal Ethnography9
2Locating Hindu Sindhis: Roots and Routes of Diaspora29
3Sindhi Cosmopolitans64
4Sindwork, ca 1860 to the Present104
5Localities and Histories148
6The Meaning of Corporacy187
7Cosmopolitans in Business218
8Towards an Integrative Model of Commerce and
Diaspora256
Appendices270
Bibliography277
Index291
Illustrations295
Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait
Testimonials
Thank you guys! I got the book! Your relentless effort to set this order right is much appreciated!!
Utpal, USA
You guys always provide the best customer care. Thank you so much for this.
Devin, USA
On the 4th of January I received the ordered Peacock Bell Lamps in excellent condition. Thank you very much. 
Alexander, Moscow
Gracias por todo, Parvati es preciosa, ya le he recibido.
Joan Carlos, Spain
We received the item in good shape without any damage. It is simply gorgeous. Look forward to more business with you. Thank you.
Sarabjit, USA
Your sculpture is truly beautiful and of inspiring quality!  I wish you continuous great success so that you may always be able to offer such beauty to all people throughout the world! Thank you for caring about your customers as well as the standard of your products.  It is extremely appreciated!! Sending you much love.
Deborah, USA
I’m glad you guys understand my side, well you guys have one of the best international store,  And I will probably continue being pleased costumer Thank you guys so much.
Renato, Brazil
I'm always so appreciative of Exotic India. You have such a terrific website, and great customer service. I wish you all the best, and hope you have a happy new year!
Eric, USA
A Statue was ordered on Dec 22nd and Paid 194.25 including FREE DELIVERY for me as a GIFT for Christmas and they Confirmed that it will be there in 4-5 days but it NEVER arrived till 30th of December and inspite of my various emails they only replied that it is being finished and will be shipped in 24hrs but that was a LIE and no further delivery information was every sent to me. I called and left a message on the phone number listed on their website which is a NY number but no one answered that phone and I left messages but no reply or update on my Statue was sent to me inspite of my daily emails to know the status. I still await this Statue but NO RESPONSIBLE REPLY.
Rita Wason
I got my order today. It was well packed and looks lovely.
Nirmaladevi, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India