Concepts of Indian Diaspora and Transnationalism

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East Carolina University
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What does it mean to be multinational? Who in the 21st Century is on the brink of melting into the pot, and who is clamoring to ensure that their culture is left unmarred? Now more than ever, multiculturalism in an era of "clashing civilizations" may be the answer to preservation. On the other hand, it may mean the permanent isolation of transnational groups. What are your thoughts and findings on the cultural dislocation of first and subsequent generations of continental Indians in the Americas, Europe, Africa or Australia? We are looking for a wide variety of responses from first-hand accounts to in-depth analysis of how the displacement of Indians has affected their culture in their new country and what affect this has had on the surrounding cultures.

We invite your submission of both scholarly papers and personal experiences of the transnational Indian. Please submit a 250-word proposal in MS Word, or RTF format by December 15, 2010. MLA is preferred, but APA is accepted to

Dr. Seodial Frank Deena, Professor of Multicultural & Transnational Literature, Criticism, and Culture
Department of English, Bate 2201
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858