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3 - Modulations from the global to the intimate: voices of the Indian diaspora about the partition of the subcontinent

Friday, July 6
2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Location: Amaltas, Lower Ground Floor

Identities refer to dynamic processes in constant transformation and in the case of Diasporas, they create specific trajectories related to various kinds of space and time. This study critically reviews and documents the shifting identities of the Indian Diaspora in Argentina vis-à-vis their diverse reflections on the significance of the subcontinent's partition for them.


The so-called Indian Diaspora,  an analytical category that seeks to account today for the mobility of people of Indian origin outside the country, is described as one of the largest in the planet (25 million estimated emigrants, settled in 130 countries) (Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, 2006). Diverse identities coexist, recreate and emerge in it. These identities give account of specific collective memories and of the varied constructions of spatiality, both as a product of interrelations implicit in material practices and as a co-constitutive of the diverse whole, (Massey, 2006).  The Indian immigration in Argentina though small, it still incorporates a flow from India, with stable resident migrants (no more than 2000 persons, including descendants of fourth generation), (Rodriguez de la Vega, 2006) and current temporary migrants from Indian international companies. Through the case taken up in this paper, I forward an exploratory work based on 10 semi-structured interviews with immigrants of Indian origin living in Argentina and their descendants, about their memories, experiences and visions related to the partition of the Indian subcontinent.

Lía Rodriguez de la Vega

University of Palermo, Argentina

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