Watch the full video (above) of the lecture by Prof. Sunil Amrith where he shows how multiple Indian diasporas have been a cultural, economic, and political force in the making of the modern world. Over the last 200 years, tens of millions of people have left India’s shores to make their living on every continent. Until recently, their experiences have been missing from the accounts of both Indian history and global history.
Prof. Amrith is the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University. His research focuses on trans-regional movement of people, ideas, and institutions. He was awarded the Infosys Prize, 2016, in Humanities.
The question and answer session that followed the lecture can be accessed here.