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Indian Diaspora in the United States: Brain Drain or Gain?
Anjali Sahay
Price : ₹ 1250.00  
ISBN : 9788125042662
Language : English
Pages : 264
Binding : Hardback
Book Size : 158 x 240 mm
Year : 2011
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Territorial Rights : Restricted
Imprint : No Image
About the Book

  • Indian Diaspora in the United States looks at the topic of brain drain from a new lens. It uses Indian migration to the United States as a case study.
  • Its approach is different from the conventional way of looking at international migration from India. The book includes discussions on “brain gain” and “brain circulation” for source countries.
  • Recipient-countries not only benefit in the form of remittances, investments and savings but also by networking and bringing ideas and technology into India.
  • By achieving success in and visibility in host countries, the diaspora community further influences economic and political benefits for their home countries.
  • This groundbreaking work brings economic and political issues to the dimension of migration and concerns over brain drain. With its rigorous, network approach, this book is a valuable contribution to the studies of Indian diaspora, labour, and globalization.
Table of Contents


Part I: Theoretical and Historical Background
1. Introduction
2. Alternate Theoretical Approaches to Brain Drain
3. Indo-US Relations: Political, Economic and Migration Linkages
4. United States: Immigration Laws and the Future of Brain Drain

Part II: Empirical Evidence

5. Indian Diaspora and Brain Gain: Remittances, Return and Network Approaches
6. Indian Diaspora in the United States: Soft Power and Brain Gain
7. Cultivation of the Indian Diaspora: From Statistical Analysis to Policy Formulation
8. Generational Effects of India’s Brain Drain and Gain: A Conclusion

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Anjali Sahay is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Gannon University, Pennsylvania

Experts Say

‘... invaluable resource for scholars and students working on international migration and Indian diaspora.’

- Ajaya K. Sahoo, Editor, South Asian Diaspora