Chapter 6

The Indian Diaspora and its Contribution to India and the World

The world is changing faster with increasing pace of globalization and economic liberalization, leading to transformation of societies in a big way. Flow of investment and remittances are on the rise along with transfer of know-how and skills. The Indian Diaspora, in the process, has emerged as a group which is not only attached to India emotionally and culturally but also contributes significantly to economic development of the country.

Although the Indian Diaspora found greater prominence in the changed circumstances, yet it had been important for India since long back. Mahatma Gandhi’s role in South Africa is a well-known example to show their efforts at the world level ...

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