Emigration and social change: a sociological study of the early emigrants of Andamans
"The book analyses the socio-economic and cultural patterns of the locals of the Andaman Islands who have a certain amount of ethnic consciousness and cultural identity among themselves. The locals are the creation of the British policy of colonisation of the Andaman Islands. While comparing the characteristics of the people who were imprisoned in the Andaman Islands with those Indians, who migrated to other British colonies as indentured labour, a qualitative difference is noticed. The indentured labour recruited in groups from some specific cultural area of India, carrying with them a part of their cultural and linguistic milieu, and thus they were able to develop a miniature cultural India in those British colonies. Insofar as the early migrants of Andaman Islands are concerned, they were drawn from different parts of India and not significantly in good number from any specific linguistic region and, therefore, they were unable to recreate any specific linguistic cultural form in
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Historical Development as a Penal Settlement
Theoretical Exposition and Methodology
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