Settled Strangers : Asian Business Elites in East Africa (1800-2000)
Author : Gijsbert Oonk
Sage Publications (I) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi; Year:2013; Pages:270; Price:Rs.795
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The term “settled strangers” is applied to a migrant population which has settled for three or more generations at a new location. Alas, the “settlers” are not integrated with the local population.
The book aims at understanding the business, migration and economic history of the Asians in East Africa. It provides a history of South Asians through interviews with the families settled there. Continue reading