Beyond the Myth: Indian Business Communities in Singapore

Beyond the Myth: Indian Business Communities in Singapore

Jayati Bhattacharya

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814311366

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This book is a macro-study of Indian business communities in Singapore through different phases of their growth since colonial times. It goes beyond the conventional labour-history approach to study Indian immigrants to Southeast Asia, both in terms of themselves and their connections with the peoples' movements. It looks at how Indian business communities negotiated with others in the environments in which they found themselves and adapted to them in novel ways. It especially brings into focus the patterns and integration of the Indian networks in the large-scale transnational flows of capital, one of the least-studied aspects of the diaspora history in this part of the world. The complexities and overlapping interests of different groups of traders and businessmen form an interesting study of various aspects of these trading bodies, their methods of operation and their trade links, both within and outside Singapore. The book also charts their mobility and progress, in terms of both business and social status. The research aims to construct linear threads of linkages through generations and situate them in the larger framework and broader paradigms of business networks in Singapore.
           In shedding light on aspects of Indian connectivities to Southeast Asia, the narrative is particularly relevant in the context of India's economic rise. This study raises economic, social and cultural issues regarding the transition.

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Preliminary pages
1. Making Singapore their Homeland: The Early Indian Migrants to the Lion City
2. The Post-Independence Period: Changing Dynamics and the Shift in Business Activities
3. Taking Strides into the Future: Transition and Transformation of the Indian Business Communities
4. Business Associations and Organizational Networks
5. The Indomitable Entrepreneurs: Three Case Studies
Conclusion: Surging Forward
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Number of Pages: 371


Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Publication Date: 40725

Format: PB

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