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The Resource Indians in Kenya : the politics of diaspora, Sana Aiyar

Indians in Kenya : the politics of diaspora, Sana Aiyar

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Indians in Kenya : the politics of diaspora
Title
Indians in Kenya
Title remainder
the politics of diaspora
Statement of responsibility
Sana Aiyar
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Working as merchants, skilled tradesmen, clerks, lawyers, and journalists, Indians formed the economic and administrative middle class in colonial Kenya. In general, they were wealthier than Africans, but were denied the political and economic privileges that Europeans enjoyed. Moreover, despite their relative prosperity, Indians were precariously positioned in Kenya. Africans usually viewed them as outsiders, and Europeans largely considered them subservient. Indians demanded recognition on their own terms. Indians in Kenya chronicles the competing, often contradictory, strategies by which the South Asian diaspora sought a political voice in Kenya from the beginning of colonial rule in the late 1890s to independence in the 1960s. Indians{u2019} intellectual, economic, and political connections with South Asia shaped their understanding of their lives in Kenya. Sana Aiyar investigates how the many strands of Indians{u2019} diasporic identity influenced Kenya{u2019}s political leadership, from claiming partnership with Europeans in their mission to colonize and 2civilize3 East Africa to successful collaborations with Africans to battle for racial equality, including during the Mau Mau Rebellion. She also explores how the hierarchical structures of colonial governance, the material inequalities between Indians and Africans, and the racialized political discourses that flourished in both colonial and postcolonial Kenya limited the success of alliances across racial and class lines. Aiyar demonstrates that only by examining the ties that bound Indians to worlds on both sides of the Indian Ocean can we understand how Kenya came to terms with its South Asian minority. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aiyar, Sana
Dewey number
305.8914/06762
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT433.545.E27
LC item number
A39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard historical studies
Series volume
185
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • National characteristics, Kenyan
  • Politics and culture
  • Asian diaspora
  • East Indians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • National characteristics, Kenyan
  • Politics and culture
  • Kenya
  • Asian diaspora
  • Kenya
  • South Asian diaspora
  • Kenya
  • Asian diaspora
  • East Indians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • National characteristics, Kenyan
  • Political science
  • Politics and culture
  • Race relations
  • Kenya
Label
Indians in Kenya : the politics of diaspora, Sana Aiyar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- From the America of the Hindu to white man's country -- 'Civilization' in Kenya -- Political homelands across the Indian Ocean -- Between rebellion and suppression -- Negotiating nationhood -- Uhuru and exodus -- Epilogue
Control code
891001683
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780674289888
Lccn
2014037068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)891001683
Label
Indians in Kenya : the politics of diaspora, Sana Aiyar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- From the America of the Hindu to white man's country -- 'Civilization' in Kenya -- Political homelands across the Indian Ocean -- Between rebellion and suppression -- Negotiating nationhood -- Uhuru and exodus -- Epilogue
Control code
891001683
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780674289888
Lccn
2014037068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)891001683

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