South Asian Migrations in Global History: Historical Markers and New Directions
CSH Delhi welcomes Neilesh Bose for a lecture about "South Asian Migrations in Global History: Historical Markers and New Directions"
This presentation discusses the topic of South Asian migrations in the context of modern global history. Beginning with a mapping of various types of migrations, it offers the 1830s as a key decade for important changes in migration, as well as a description of different types of migrations, including those related to indentured labor, military and imperial service, education, and merchant capital, in the context of modern global history. This also covers recent research through a discussion of the recent edited volume, South Asian Migrations in Global History: Labor, Law, and Wayward Lives, and methodological issues that have arisen in recent research on biography, legal history, and labor histories. It will focus on one area of continuity from the time of indentured labor through the present, that of the legal implications of “low-skilled” and “semi-skilled” to “skilled,” a distinction which emerged at the end of indenture and carried forth through the early 1980s.