Thomas Blom Hansen

The ironies of history

What remains of the term 'diaspora' if we remove from it the notions of home, origin and loss?

Dec 24, 2014

Diasporic dispositions

'Coolies' and 'Asiatics' no more, the Indians of South Africa recoil from India even as they reach out for Indian-ness. Attempts to sublimate the experiences of people of Indian origin – from descendents of indentured …

Dec 01, 2002

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