By John Solomon
Untouchable migrants made up a considerable percentage of Indian labour migration into Singapore within the 19th and 20th centuries. in this interval, they have been topic to sorts of caste prejudice and discrimination that powerfully strengthened their identities as untouchables in another country. this day, even though, untouchability has disappeared from the general public sphere and has been changed via different notions of identification, leaving unanswered questions as to how and while this happened. The untouchable migrant can be largely absent from well known narratives of the past.
This booklet takes the "disappearance" as a kick off point to ascertain a historical past of untouchable migration among Indians who arrived in Singapore from its smooth founding as a British colony within the early 19th century via to its independence in 1965. utilizing oral historical past files, archival resources, colonial ethnography, newspapers and interviews, this publication examines the lives of untouchable migrants via their daily event in an in another country multi-ethnic atmosphere. It examines how those migrants who in lots of methods occupied the ground rungs in their groups and colonial society, framed transnational problems with id and social justice relating to their reviews in the broader Indian diaspora in Singapore. The publication trances the style within which untouchable identities advanced after which receded in keeping with the dramatic social adjustments caused by way of colonialism, warfare and post-colonial nationhood.
By concentrating on a subaltern workforce from the previous, this examine presents another heritage of Indian migration to Singapore and a unique viewpoint at the cultural conversations that experience taken position among India and Singapore for a lot of the island's sleek historical past.
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