'Ancient cosmopolitanism' and the South Asian diaspora

Kaur, Raminder (2011) 'Ancient cosmopolitanism' and the South Asian diaspora. South Asian Diaspora, 3 (2). pp. 197-213. ISSN 1943-8192

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When considering the South Asian diaspora in Britain, attention is more often than not drawn to migration and settlement patterns in the country from the mid-twentieth century. A more extended scope has been provided in terms of considering movements between the two regions in the colonial period, particularly from the nineteenth century with a couple of studies focusing on the period since the 1600s. This article considers a frame further back in time when European cities like London first became a site of `ancient cosmopolitanism open to migration from regions including South Asia during the period of the Roman Empire. The approach adopted in this article is critical of colonial, regional and nationalist blinkers on the tracts of history, and enables a means of considering ancient connections between Europe and South Asia as well as other modes of interpretation of the cultural and material legacy of the Roman era.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Reserve piece.
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Depositing User: Raminder Kaur
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:07
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2013 14:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10363
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