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Mini-India: The Politics of Migration and Subalternity in the Andaman Islands

Philipp Zehmisch


This contribution to political anthropology, migration research, and postcolonial studies fills a gap in the hitherto under-represented scholarship on the migrant and settler society of the Andaman Islands, called ‘Mini-India’. Focusing on political, social, economic, and cultural effects of migration, the main actors of the book stem from criminalized, low-caste, landless, refugee, repatriated, Adivasi, and other backgrounds of the subcontinent and South East Asia. Settling in this ‘new world’, some underprivileged migrants achieved social mobility, while others remained disenfranchised and m ... More

Keywords: anthropology, postcolonial studies, Subaltern Studies, migration, diaspora, inequality, marginality, nationalism, Andaman Islands, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199469864
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199469864.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philipp Zehmisch, author
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced Studies