Home, belonging and the city in the Anglo-Indian diaspora

Bonnerjee, Jayani J. (2018) Home, belonging and the city in the Anglo-Indian diaspora. In: Routledge Handbook of Indian Diaspora. Routledge, London, pp. 294-303. ISBN 9781138942899

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This chapter focuses on the significance of the city in understanding a sense of home belonging and identity for the Anglo-Indian diaspora. It engages with two key ideas that underpin connections between home, city and diaspora. First, it explores the idea of the city as an affective register of belonging. Second, it analyses ways in which community memories are mapped onto urban space. Focusing on practices of belonging that span community associations and events, the chapter also interrogates how the community engages with ideas of a cosmopolitan past and multicultural present in the city.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Home | Urban Belonging | Cosmopolitanism | Diasporic identity | Anglo-Indian | Nostalgia
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2022 04:27
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2023 10:23
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315672571
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2728


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