Little India: diaspora, time, and ethnolinguistic belonging in Hindu Mauritius

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Little India is a rich historical and ethnographic examination of a fascinating example of linguistic plurality on the island of Mauritius, where more than two-thirds of the population is of Indian ancestry. Patrick Eisenlohr's groundbreaking study focuses on the formation of diaspora as mediated through the cultural phenomenon of Indian ancestral languages—principally Hindi, which is used primarily in religious contexts. Eisenlohr emphasizes the variety of cultural practices that construct and transform boundaries in communities in diaspora and illustrates different modes of experiencing the temporal relationships between diaspora and homeland.
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table_of_contents Creole island or little India? : the politics of language and diaspora -- An Indo-Mauritian world : "ancestral culture," Hindus, and their others -- Social semiotics of language : shifting registers, narrative, and performance -- Colonial education, ethnolinguistic identifications, and the origins of ancestral languages -- Performing purity : television and ethnolinguistic recognition -- Calibrations of displacement : diasporization, ancestral language, and temporality.
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title Little India diaspora, time, and ethnolinguistic belonging in Hindu Mauritius
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title_full Little India [electronic resource] : diaspora, time, and ethnolinguistic belonging in Hindu Mauritius / Patrick Eisenlohr
title_short Little India
title_sort little india diaspora, time, and ethnolinguistic belonging in hindu mauritius
title_sub diaspora, time, and ethnolinguistic belonging in Hindu Mauritius