Developments in Jullundur District
The South Asian presence in Britain and its Transnational connections - by Roger Ballard
An outline of the way in which transnational kinship networks facilitated the the process of South Asian migration to Britain and the subsequent construction of plethora of ethnic colonies in the heart of most of Britain's cities, together with an exploration of the way in which the distinctive dynamics of locally-specific networks continue to have far reaching consequences for developments in Britain, in South Asia, as well as in more global arenas.
The context and Consequences of migration: Jullundur and Mirpur Compared - by Roger Ballard
The earliest in a series of papers exploring differential trends in migration from - and patterns of economic development within - two Districts in Indian and Pakistani Punjab from where large numbers of UK-based South Asian settlers have arrived.
'My Dad's Hindu, my Mum's side are Sikhs': Issues in religious identity - by Eleanor Nesbitt
This detailed ethnographic study of popular forms of religious belief and practice amongst east Punjabi migrants and their British-born offspring provides a richly illuminating insight into the complex character of the processes of religious construction which have begun to take place within Britain's rapidly maturing South Asian Ethnic colonies. As such this study offers a powerful antidote to idealized - and hence misleadingly essentialised - accounts of South Asian religions as free-standing, autonomous and internally homogeneous entities.
The Bitter Drama of the Sikhs - by Roger Ballard
This paper, which originally appeared in New Society, was published in the immediate aftermath of the Indian Army's assault on the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984. It sets the rising support gained by Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in the economic and political context of that period.