Indians and the Antipodes: Networks, Boundaries and Circulation

ISBN : 9780199483624

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay; Jane Buckingham
328 ページ
148 x 224 mm

This book looks at the history of Indian migrants in Australia and New Zealand over a period of two and a half centuries. It looks at the history of their migration, settlement and encounter with racism. However, this book is not just about the diaspora; it is also about circulation of ideas between the Antipodes and India, both being parts of the British Empire and the Commonwealth.


1. Identity and Invisibility: Early Indian Presence in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1769-1850 -- Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and Jane Buckingham
2. Circuitous Routes: Journeys from India to Australia by way of the sugar colonies -- Todd Nachowitz
3. Naming Charlie: Inscribing British Indian Identities in White Australia, 1901-1940 -- Margaret Allen
4. Indian Migration to New Zealand in the 1920s: Deciphering the Immigration Restriction Amendment Act 1920 -- Kama Maclean
5. Totaram Sanadhya's Experience of Racism in early White Australia (a transcreated narrative) -- Michael Roche and Sita Venkateswar
6. 'Not as a Stranger or a Tourist': Leonora Gmeiner and the First Girls' School in Delhi -- Purushottama Bilimoria
7. 'Did you know your great grandmother was an Indian Princess?': Early Anglo-Indian arrivals in New Zealand -- Devleena Ghosh and Heather Goodall
8. 'A Rich Tapestry': The Life and Heritage of Sir Anand Satyanand -- Robyn Andrews
Jacqueline Leckie 9. Class and Caste Consciousness: The Narratives of Indian Sub-continental Diaspora in Australia
Amit Sarwal 10. Negotiating Indianness: Auckland's Shifting Cultural Festivities
Alison Booth About the Editors and Contributors


Sekhar Bandyopadhyay is Professor of Asian History and Director of the New Zealand India Research Institute at Victoria University of Wellington. His primary research interest is in the history of nationalism and caste system in colonial and postcolonial India. He is also interested in the history of Indian migration and the Indian Diaspora. He has written seven books, edited or co-edited nine books, and published more than forty book chapters and journal articles. His most recent books are From Plassey to Partition and After: A History of Modern India (Second Edition, 2015) and (co-ed.) Religion and Modernity in India (2016). In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. In 2014, for his book Decolonization in South Asia he was awarded Rabindra Puraskar. Jane Buckingham teaches history at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She specialises in Indian history and has published in areas including medical and disability history, human/animal relations, business and; legal history. She is particularly interested in histories of health, migration and labour. She is the author of Leprosy in colonial south India: medicine and confinement (2002). Her most recent co-edited book is Conflict, negotiation, and coexistence: rethinking human-elephant relations in South Asia (2016).