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The Malaysian Indian Dilemma: The Struggles and Agony of the Indian Community in Malaysia
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The Malaysian Indian Dilemma: The Struggles and Agony of the Indian Community in Malaysia

By Janakey Raman Manickam

Klang, Malaysia: The Author, 2009. Third edition. Paperback. New. New. Malaysian Indians have usually managed to get the raw end of the deal from the time they arrived in Malaya as indentured, or enslaved, labourers to work on British plantations. After independence they did not fare much better thanks in part to inept representation. (Tamils in Asia have a knack of following leaders with something of a self-destructive streak.) This book tells the Indian story, but this time refreshingly from an Indian point of view. 400 pages including several black and white plates, tables, an index and a bibliography. The book's chapters include 1 - Indians in Malaysia: General Information, 2 - The Arrival of Indians in the Malay Archipelago, 3 - The Early Indian Migrants and Their Struggle for Survival 1786-1940, 4 - The Emergence of the Malayan Indian 1941-1957, 5 - The Status of Indians in Post-Independent Malaya 1970-1990, 6 - The New Economic Policy and the Malaysian Indians 1970-1990, 7 - The National Development policy and the Malaysian Indians 1990-200, 8 - The Urban Indian Quagmire, 9 - The National Vision Plan and The Malaysian Indians 2000-2010, 10- Whither from Here 2010-2020. Weight 0.70 Kg Postage within Malaysia is free

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Home and Away: Indonesian Women and Their Unique Transnational Migration Experiences in Malaysia
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Home and Away: Indonesian Women and Their Unique Transnational Migration Experiences in Malaysia

By Mashitah Hamidi

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2017. First edition. Paperback. New. Malaysia's economy is underpinned by migrant labour from other parts of Asia. Arguably Indonesian women workers, usually employed as domestic or factory workers, are the most invisible and therefore often the most vulnerable part of this labour pool. In this book through interviews with both first-time and repeat migrants, the author not only brings to light the regulatory hurdles faced by these women, but also their experiences at work. Despite their marginalisation, these women often develop a capacity to resist and also negotiate around and comply with their circumstances. 146 pages with tables, a bibliography and an index. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

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The Malaysian Indian Dilemma: The Struggles and Agony of the Indian Community in Malaysia
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The Malaysian Indian Dilemma: The Struggles and Agony of the Indian Community in Malaysia

By Janakey Raman Manickam

Klang, Malaysia: The Author, 2009. Third edition. Paperback. New. New. Malaysian Indians have usually managed to get the raw end of the deal from the time they arrived in Malaya as indentured, or enslaved, labourers to work on British plantations. After independence they did not fare much better thanks in part to inept representation. (Tamils in Asia have a knack of following leaders with something of a self-destructive streak.) This book tells the Indian story, but this time refreshingly from an Indian point of view. 400 pages including several black and white plates, tables, an index and a bibliography. The book's chapters include 1 - Indians in Malaysia: General Information, 2 - The Arrival of Indians in the Malay Archipelago, 3 - The Early Indian Migrants and Their Struggle for Survival 1786-1940, 4 - The Emergence of the Malayan Indian 1941-1957, 5 - The Status of Indians in Post-Independent Malaya 1970-1990, 6 - The New Economic Policy and the Malaysian Indians 1970-1990, 7 - The National Development policy and the Malaysian Indians 1990-200, 8 - The Urban Indian Quagmire, 9 - The National Vision Plan and The Malaysian Indians 2000-2010, 10- Whither from Here 2010-2020. Weight 0.70 Kg Postage within Malaysia is free

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The Communal Edge to Plural Societies, India and Malaysia
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The Communal Edge to Plural Societies, India and Malaysia

By Ratna, Naidu

Sahibabad, UP India: Vikas, 1980. Cloth. Very Good/good +. 13-6-15. To many communalism is a natural result of people being 'different' from each other. However, in looking at the way this scourge has developed in India and Malaysia, Naidu shows, through both fieldwork results and published sources, how often class comes into play in stoking such unrest. She argues that the mix of class and communalism can only impede development. In this work she unpicks how this mix works in both India and Malaysia and looks for some ways out of the mess. 173 pages. The contents include 1 - The Communal Problem: An Introduction, 2 - Economic Compulsions Behind Communalism, 3 - Communalism and the Political Process, 4 - Communal Riots & 5 - Policy Perspectives on the Communal Cleavage in Plural Societies. There are tables, a fold out map, a bibliography and index. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia The dust jacket has suffered from a little bit of shelf wear and has a coupleof small tears. A previous owner's name is inked on the inside front cover.

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Cage of Freedom: Tamil Identity and the Ethnic Fetish in Malaysia
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Cage of Freedom: Tamil Identity and the Ethnic Fetish in Malaysia

By Andrew C Willford

Singapore: Nus Press, 2007. 1st NUS edition. Paperback. New. 10-6-15. New. Anthropological research amongst Malaysia's Indian community is thin on the ground, compared to similar research amongst the country's other ethnic groups, and is usually conducted by researchers of Indian origin. Willford's topic is fairly challenging too - Tamil and Hindu revivalism in post-independence Malaysia. Much of the debate on this movement questions the extent to which the movement is a reaction to the rise of political Islam, even a way of insulating the community from it, and the extent to which the revival provides its adherents with greater freedom or maybe even ends up playing the role prescribed for the community by Islamic resurgence. 346 pages several figures, black and white photographs, an index, notes and a bibliography. The contents include chapters on Marginal Distance and Social Distance: "Worthless Dregs in a Prosperous Society", The Ritual Expression of Tamil Identity in Malaysia: A Festival of Power and Penance, Fetish, Space and Displacement in Kuala Lumpur: Tamils and the Ethnic Uncanny, Hindu Ecumenical Movements and "Middleness": Familiarity and Ambivalence in Tamil Identity, Making Distinctions: "We Had Become the Laughingstock of Other Races" & Sacred Malaysia, Greater India. Weight 0.60 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free

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Indian Indenture in British Malaysia The Politics of Policy and Practice in the Straits Settlements
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Indian Indenture in British Malaysia The Politics of Policy and Practice in the Straits Settlements

By Chanderbali, David

Leeds, UK: Peepal Tree Press Ltd., 2008. First edition. Paperback. As New. Chanderbali, a Guyanan historian, came to write this study after noting the similarities between the indenture system practiced by British planters in the West Indies and the system practiced in the early days of the British presence in Malaya. That was hardly surprising since some of the earlier planters in Province Wellesley, a piece of land acquired by the British in 1800 from the Sultan of Kedah to produce food for neighbouring Penang, were from the West Indies and Mauritius. This work fills a gap in migrant history scholarship since previous works on Indian migrant labour in Malay a have usually mentioned the indenture system and how it worked in passing. 232 pages. The contents include the following chapters I - Indian Indenture System Evolution and Structure, II - Conflicting Interpretations of Indian Indenture, III - The Straits Demand for Indian Indentured Labour, IV - The Transition to Regulated Indenture, V - Recruitment, VI - The Emigration Process, VII - The Conditions of Labour, VIII - Wages, IX - Housing and Health.There are also tables, maps, a glossary, appendices, a bibliography and an index Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The book is from the publisher's stock but has very minimal tanning around some of the page edges.

$33.44