The Digital Journalist brings us the work of Steve Rayner on the India diaspora. Professor Rayner a National Geographic magazine staff photographer for more than two decades, teaches photojournalism, media ethics, and international newsgathering at Indiana University in Bloomington, and is also on the advisory committee of the university's India Studies Program.
The foreword to India In Diaspora is by Nayan Chanda, editor of YaleGlobal Online Magazine at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, who writes:
" India's awakening to independence at midnight in August 1947 altered the long-established equation, with millions of Indians voluntarily leaving their homes in search of a better life elsewhere, the most attractive being the former colonial countries and the rising economies of Europe and the United States. Opportunities for employment in the oil-rich Middle East also offered a strong pull. By the beginning of the 21st century, the Indian diaspora had swelled to some 20–25 million, touching every continent."
Here's Steve Rayner's India In Diaspora on The Digital Journalist.