South Asian Diaspora Narratives Roots and Routes

This book analyses the metaphysical and poetical notions and the processes of ‘rooting into a culture’ and ‘routing out of a culture’ in the context of South Asian diaspora in Australia. These diasporic narratives are often characterised by bifurcated and

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South Asian Diaspora Narratives Roots and Routes

South Asian Diaspora Narratives

Amit Sarwal

South Asian Diaspora Narratives Roots and Routes


Amit Sarwal SBS Hindi Radio, Deakin University Melbourne, VIC Australia

ISBN 978-981-10-3628-6 DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3629-3

ISBN 978-981-10-3629-3


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For Reema and Mishank


The development and completion of this research would not have been possible without the financial support of the Australian Government. I would like to thank the Endeavour Asia Programme (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) that enabled me to visit Monash University, Clayton, during 2006–2007. I would like to thank the staff of New South Global International Projects who managed the Endeavour Asia Programme. My special thanks to Dr. Andrew Hassam and Dr. Tseen Khoo for hosting me at the National Centre for Australian Studies and School of Political and Social Inquiry, respectively. I also thank Prof. Rae Frances (Dean of Arts, Monash University) and the staff of School of English, Communication and Performance Studies and Matheson Library (Monash University). I am indebted to Dr. Andrew Hassam for encouraging me to apply for the Endeavour Asia Award. His friendly advice, constructive criticism