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The Resource Tragic orphans : Indians in Malaysia, Carl Vadivella Belle, (electronic resource)

Tragic orphans : Indians in Malaysia, Carl Vadivella Belle, (electronic resource)

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Tragic orphans : Indians in Malaysia
Title
Tragic orphans
Title remainder
Indians in Malaysia
Statement of responsibility
Carl Vadivella Belle
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1938, noting that the bulk of the Indian population formed a 'landless proletariat' and despairing of the ability of the factionalized Indian community to unite in pursuit of common objectives, activist K.A. Neelakanda Ayer forecast that the fate of Indians in Malaya would be to become 'Tragic orphans' of whom India has forgotten and Malaya looks down upon with contempt'. Ayer's words continue to resonate; as a minority group in a nation dominated politically by colonially derived narratives of 'race' and ethnicity and riven by the imperatives of religion, the general trajectory of the economically and politically impotent Indian community has been one of increasing irrelevance. This book explores the history of the modern Indian presence in Malaysia, and traces the vital role played by the Indian community in the construction of contemporary Malaysia. In this comprehensive new study, Carl Vadivella Belle offers fresh insights on the Indian experience spanning the period from the colonial recruitment of Indian labour to the post-Merdeka political, economic and social marginalization of Indians. While recent Indian challenges to the political status quo – a regime described as that of 'benign neglect' – promoted Indian hopes of reform, change and uplift, the author concludes that the dictates of political discourse permeated by the ideologies of communalism offer limited prospects for meaningful change.--
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Belle, Carl Vadivella
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • East Indians
  • East Indians
  • East Indian diaspora
  • Marginality, Social
Label
Tragic orphans : Indians in Malaysia, Carl Vadivella Belle, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9789814620123/type/BOOK
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9789814620123
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 512 pages)
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9789814620123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)907618372
Label
Tragic orphans : Indians in Malaysia, Carl Vadivella Belle, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9789814620123/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9789814620123
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 512 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789814620123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907618372

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