Indian Trader Diaspora

Bania Traders from Kutch (in Muscat) and Chettiars from Tamil Nadu as trade diaspora in the early twentieth century, from ‘A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire’ by Historian and MP Sugata Bose.

I sometimes wonder how much little do we know about the region we live in apart from living in our ghettos and watching vernacular channels or reading news from back home. The world is not growing more intelligent by the democratisation of data in the era of the digital, information needs to be read. Information is not for the search engine.


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