This book is an attempt to provide some balance in the form of a history of the South Asians in East Africa through the lens of the actors themselves. It studies the kind of social, economic and political adjustments the emigrant Gujaratis had to make in the course of this migration. By using insights from the social sciences, including concepts like cultural capital, family firm, transnationality, middleman minorities and cultural change, this book aims to achieve a broader understanding of communities that do not belong to nations, yet are part of national states.
|Settled Strangers: From Middleman Minorities to World Citizens|
|Asians in Africa 1880-1920: Settling as an Economic Process|
|Asians in Africa 1880-1960: Settling as a Cultural Process|
|Asians in Africa 1880-2000: Settling and Unsettling as a Political Process|
|A Quest for an Interdisciplinary History from Below in Explaining Social Change.|