Experimenting with Diasporic Incorporation: The Overseas Citizenship of India

@article{Xavier2011ExperimentingWD,
  title={Experimenting with Diasporic Incorporation: The Overseas Citizenship of India},
  author={Constantino Xavier},
  journal={Nationalism and Ethnic Politics},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={34 - 53}
}
  • C. Xavier
  • Published 9 March 2011
  • Sociology
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
In response to economic needs after the 1991 reforms, India instituted a diaspora policy that extracted emigrants’ material wealth in exchange for cultural capital. Increasingly caught between mounting diasporic demands for the extension of dual citizenship and domestic apprehensions hostile to such a provision, the Indian government was forced to compromise by creating the Overseas Citizenship of India. This article argues that, beyond mere contingency and dependence on the existing repertoire… 
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