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Title:Contemporary India and South Africa: legacies, identities, dilemmas
Editors:Patel, SujataISNI
Uys, TinaISNI
City of publisher:New Delhi
ISBN:0415522994; 9780415522991
Geographic terms:South Africa
contract labour
international relations
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The contributions in this volume were presented at a conference in commemoration of 150 years of Indians in South Africa, which was held in Johannesburg in October 2010. The first section deals with legacies and relates to the Indian experience in South Africa at the micro level (chapters on indentured labour and Indian identity by Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed, Mariam Seedat-Khan, V. Geetha, Rehana Vally, Brij Maharaj, Lubna Nadvi, and Ravindra K. Jain). The second section considers the national or meso-level context in which not only South African Indians with an indentured legacy but also those living in India were and are expected to operate as South African and Indian citizens. The section explores the challenges that are being faced by both countries today and provides evidence for shared experiences in democracy, education and environmental issues (chapters by Janis Grobbelaar, Adam Habib, Ujjwal Kumar Singh, Padma Velaskar, Anita Rampal, Derek van der Merwe, Kalpana Sharma, and Mahesh Rangarajan). In the final section, a macro or cross-national analysis is undertaken from both Indian and South African points of reference, discussing bilateral relationships between the two countries (chapters by Rajen Harshe, Priya Chacko and David Fig). [ASC Leiden abstract]