• 04 Dec, 2022

South Asian Migrations in Global History: Labour, Law and Wayward Lives

South Asian Migrations in Global History: Labour, Law and Wayward Lives

South Asian Migrations in Global History: Labour, Law and Wayward Lives

This collection explores how South Asian migrations in modern history have shaped key aspects of globalization since the 1830s. Including original research from colonial India, Fiji , Mexico, South Africa, North America and the Middle East, the essays explore indentured labour and its legacies, law as a site of regulation and historical biography.

Including recent scholarship on the legacy of issues such as consent, sovereignty and skilled/unskilled labour distinctions from the history of indentured labour migrations, this volume brings together a range of historical changes that can only be understood by studying South Asian migrants within a globalized world system.

Centering South Asian migrations as a site of analysis in global history, the contributors offer a lens into the ongoing regulation of labourers after the abolition of slavery that intersect with histories in the Global North and Global South. The use of historical biography showcases experiences from below, and showcases a world history outside empire and nation.

Published by Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York

2020. xx + 254 pages. 6 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in

Hardcover. ISBN 978-1-3501-2469-1

$115.00 HC / $40.00 PB

Edited by Neilesh Bose (nbose@uvic.ca)