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Desis DividedThe Political Lives of South Asian Americans$
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Sangay K. Mishra

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681150

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681150.001.0001

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South Asian Americans and Immigration Regimes

South Asian Americans and Immigration Regimes

Exclusion, Ghadar Rebellion, and Silicon Valley

(p.19) 1 South Asian Americans and Immigration Regimes
Desis Divided

Sangay K. Mishra

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 1 traces the social and political evolution of South Asians in the United States and underlines their history of racial exclusion, political activism, and transnationalism. The chapter traces the formation of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi communities and situates these communities in the larger context of the major Asian American groups.

Keywords:   Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Asian American, South Asian, racial exclusion, transnationalism, political activism

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