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Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans

Sangay K. Mishra


The book is an analysis of political inclusion and mobilization of South Asian immigrants- focused primarily on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi communities- in the United States. It situates their experiences in the larger context of the scholarship that has emerged from studies on European immigrants in early 20th century as well insights from African American, Latino, and Asian American groups. It is one of the first studies that analyze South Asian immigrants’ involvement in American politics, particularly electoral politics. It brings together distinct literatures from Political Science ... More

Keywords: Indian Americans, South Asian Americans, immigrant political participation, immigration, political incorporation, Asian American Politics, diaspora, transnationalism, racial and religious discrimination, post-9/11 racial targeting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816681150
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sangay K. Mishra, author
Drew University