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The future of Indian ethnicity in Australia - An educational and cultural perspective


Ana Ivete Faria
Graduate School of Education, University of Adelaide

 

 

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Abstract

The term Indian encapsulates diversity of region, language, religion, custom and tradition representative of the complexity of Indian ethnicity and the pluralism within India itself The history of the Indian diaspora has resulted in people of Indian origin emigrating once, twice, and in some cases even thrice within a generation to countries whose host cultures were different, even hostile. The tenacity with which these individuals of Indian origin have retained their cultural identity and define their Indianness in terms of their religious, regional, linguistic and cultural influences is surprising. But can this phenomenon continue in pluralistic societies such as Australia given the further integration of future generations into mainstream Australia?

Indian, ethnicity, migration, cultural identity

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Faria, A.I. (2001) The future of Indian ethnicity in Australia - An educational and cultural perspective. International Education Journal, 2 (4), 134-143.
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