A disruptive ethnography of Tanzanian-Indians

Anand, D. and Kaul, N. 2011. A disruptive ethnography of Tanzanian-Indians. South Asian Diaspora. 3 (2), pp. 183-195. https://doi.org/10.1080/19438192.2011.579457

TitleA disruptive ethnography of Tanzanian-Indians
TypeJournal article
AuthorsAnand, D. and Kaul, N.
Abstract

This paper is a disruptive ethnography of Indians in Tanzania (Tanzanian-Indians). It uses narratives of individuals to challenge the popular ethnographic categories within which the individuals are usually subsumed. This paper analyses three critical questions concerning Category, Homeland and Community. Is the category Mhindi (‘Indian’ in Kiswahili) exhaustive as a cultural identity? What is the relationship of Tanzanian-Indians to their ‘homeland’ India? Does a community-based approach map on to the realities of everyday lives of Tanzanian-Indians? The focus will be on Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam. Both these neighbouring places have significant Indian presence and through ethnographic research using conversations, semi-structured interviews and the self-presentation of individuals through temples, mosques and clubs, we highlight the diversity of experience that lies behind the specific identity category of Mhindi.

Keywordsdiaspora
south asia
JournalSouth Asian Diaspora
Journal citation3 (2), pp. 183-195
ISSN1943-8192
Year2011
PublisherSouth Asian Diaspora
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/19438192.2011.579457
Publication dates
Published24 Jun 2011

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