MSOE - 002

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June, 2017

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION - I

  1. Explain the approaches to the study of Indian diaspora.
  2. Discuss the patterns of Indian emigration.
  3. Examine the identity issues of the PIOs in Africa.
  4. What is diaspora ? Discuss the various categories of Indian diaspora.
  5. Examine the nature of social integration in Fiji after 1970.
  6. Explain the challenges faced by the old Indian diasporic communities.
  7. Examine the multi-Layered home connections of the Indian diaspora.
  8. What is Virtual Community ? Discuss with special reference to Indian diaspora.
  9. Critically examine the interconnections of ICTs, nationalism and religions diaspora.
  10. How is Indian diaspora represented in Bollywood Cinema ? Discuss.

December, 2016

Answer any five questions taking at least two from each section.

SECTION - I

  1. What is the distinction between the civilizational and settlement societies ? Discuss.
  2. Highlight the major characteristics of the Chinese Diaspora. Can they be compared with the Indian
    Diaspora?
  3. Describe the patterns of Indian emigration with suitable examples.
  4. Discuss the challenges faced by the Indian Diasporic communities in the process of adaptation in a new cultural context.
  5. Compare the situation of Indian Diaspora in Australia and New Zealand.

SECTION - II

  1. Discuss the evolution of Nehru's policy regarding the Indian Diaspora in pre and post-Independence period.
  2. Describe the different aspects of Diasporic finance. Does it affect India?
  3. What is cyberspace ? Are virtual communities real or imaginary ? Discuss.
  4. Critically analyse the Portrayal of Indian Diaspora in English literature.
  5. Are the Indian Diaspora in America a Model Minority ? Give reasons.

June, 2016

Answer any five questions taking atleast two from each section.

SECTION - I

  1. What is meant by diaspora ? Discuss the different perspectives on Indian diaspora.
  2. Discuss the major characteristics of the Jewish diaspora through ancient, medieval and contemporary times.
  3. Describe the colonial background of Indian emigration with examples.
  4. Discuss the emergence of identity formation amongst the Indian emigrants to the Carribean
    Islands.
  5. Are the experiences of Indian Diaspora similar in different countries of Europe?

SECTION - II

  1. Discuss the policy changes regarding the diasporic communities in contemporary India.
  2. Discuss the role played by diasporic writers in promoting socio-cultural linkages with their countries of origin.
  3. Do you think the Bollywood films on Indian diaspora depict them truly? Discuss with suitable example.
  4. How does the Indian state view the large body of Indian diaspora?
  5. Discuss the emergence and growth of Indian diasporic identity in the New Global World.

December, 2015

Answer any five of the following questions in about 500 words each. Select at least two questions from each section.

SECTION I

  1. Elucidate the relationship between transnationalism, globalism and diaspora.
  2. Discuss the dimension of multi-culturalism in Indian diaspora.
  3. Elaborate the major patterns of Indian migration in colonial India.
  4. Explain the nature of Indian diaspora in Africa.
  5. Discuss the occupational profile of Indian diaspora in the United Kingdom.

SECTION II

  1. How do the multilateral, regional and bilateral policy negotiations affect South Asian migration ? Discuss with examples.
  2. Explain the organisational linkages among Indian diaspora.
  3. Critically examine the role of ICTs in contributing to the diasporic identity.
  4. Elucidate linkages between Indian cinema and diaspora with suitable illustrations.
  5. Explain the regional dimension among Indian diaspora with suitable examples.

June, 2015

Answer any five of the following questions in about 500 words each. Select at least two questions from each section.

SECTION I

  1. Discuss the various approaches to the study of Indian diaspora.
  2. Discuss the nature of Jewish and Chinese diaspora in the contemporary world.
  3. Explain the migratory patterns of Indian diaspora in North America.
  4. Discuss the nature of Indian diaspora in South-East Asia.
  5. Analyse the problems faced by Indian migrants in the Gulf region.

SECTION II

  1. Discuss the representation of Indian diaspora in the Bollywood films.
  2. Critically examine the diaspora policies initiated in 1970s and 1980s.
  3. Discuss the emerging facets of diaspora — homeland relations in contemporary India, with suitable examples.
  4. Discuss the diasporic writing as a marker of cultural identity.
  5. Explain the various factors that contribute to the growth of transnational communities.

December, 2014

Answer any five of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss the various perspectives on studying India diaspora.
  2. Write on the phenomena of 'brain drain' from India.
  3. Discribe the social profile of Indian diaspora in the United States.
  4. Indicate how Indian diaspora can be understood and categorized.
  5. Analyse the identity issues of Indian diaspora in Africa.
  6. How does Indian diaspora relate to their homeland ? Give examples.
  7. Do Hindi films give an authentic representation of the Indian diasporic community ? Discuss.
  8. What is the Indian State's perception of overseas Indians ?
  9. Discuss Indian diasporic Novel writing in India.
  10. Outline the role of the Indian diasporic identity in the New Global World.

June, 2014

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. All questions carry equal marks.

  1. Compare the Jewish and Chinese diasporic communities.
  2. Discuss the reasons for Indian emigration during colonial rule.
  3. Give a profile of Indian diaspora in South and South-East Asia.
  4. Compare and contrast Indian diaspora in Israel and the Gulf region.
  5. Describe Indian diaspora in Europe with special reference to the U.K.
  6. Critically examine the relationship between the Indian state and diaspora.
  7. Analyse how the socio-cultural linkages forge a sense of identity among the Indian diaspora.
  8. Outline the factors for the growth of the diasporic transnational community.
  9. Discuss diasporic writings as a cultural identity marker.
  10. Describe and discuss the representation of diaspora in Bollywood films.

December, 2013

Answer five questions taking at least two from each of the section.

SECTION - I

  1. Explain the emerging relationship between transnationalism, globalization and diaspora.
  2. Discuss the socio - economic features of the Chinese diaspora in a globalizing world.
  3. 'Emigration contributes both to the construction and deconstruction of identity'. Discuss this in the
    context of the Indian diaspora.
  4. Discuss the major patterns of emigration in post independent India.
  5. Analyse the factors contributing to the formation of a common identity among the Indian diaspora
    in the Caribbean.

SECTION - II

  1. How does 'policy negotiations' affect immigration? Discuss with examples.
  2. 'The Indian diaspora has a multi-layered home connection'. Discuss.
  3. Elucidate the role of ICTs in shaping nationalism among the Indian diaspora.
  4. Discuss the place of diaspora in Indian cinema with suitable examples.
  5. Discuss the significance of national, transnational and regional identies among the Indian diaspora.

June, 2013

Answer five questions taking at least two from each of the section.

SECTION - I

  1. Critically examine the relevance of a political economy approach to the study of Indian diaspora.
  2. 'Multiculturalism is an essence of the Indian diaspora'. Discuss.
  3. Explain the patterns of Indian emigration in the contemporary world.
  4. What do you understand by brain-drain ? Explain its causes and consequences.
  5. Discuss some of the common features of Indian imigration in the Caribbean.

SECTION - II

  1. Discuss the policy of the Indian state in the 1970s and 1980s towards diasporic Indians.
  2. What are the socio-cultural linkages among the Indian diaspora ? Discuss.
  3. Critically examine the policies of the Indian state towards mobilising the Indian diaspora for promoting homeland relations" with India.
  4. What do you understand by a "virtual community" ? Explain its role in promoting the visibility of Indian presence in cyberspace.
  5. Elucidate the relationship between globalisation and transnational communities.

December, 2012

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each.

  1. What is diaspora ? Discuss diaspora in the context of trans - nationalism and globalisation.
  2. Describe Indian migrations during the colonial period with suitable illustrations.
  3. Discuss the patterns and trends of oversees migration in post indendence India.
  4. Explain the phenomenon of brain drain. Is it still relevant ?
  5. Discuss the common experience of Indians who emigrated to caribbeans.
  6. Discuss policy changes in the North American countries that restrict migration.
  7. What are implication of GATTS for international migration ?
  8. What are the organisational linkages between the Indian diaspora ? Explain.
  9. Highlight the growing importance of the Indian diaspora in the world today.
  10. Write short notes on any two of the following :
    (a) Indian diaspora and Hindi films.
    (b) Diaspora and finance
    (c) Diaspora and literature
    (d) Indians in USA

June, 2012

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Describe different perspectives on studying Indian diaspora.
  2. Discuss the nature of civilisations and settlement societies in the context of Indian diaspora.
  3. Write an essay on Jewish diaspora.
  4. Is there a historical context of Indian emigration ? Discuss.
  5. Discuss with suitable examples the processes and patterns of socio cultural adaptation amongst the first generation of Indian diaspora.
  6. Critically discuss Nehru's policy for the Indians settled abroad.
  7. What is transnationalism ? Explain with suitable illustrations.
  8. What is digital diaspora ? How is it helping globalization of Indian diaspora ?
  9. What is motivating Bollywood to pick-up diaspora related themes for films ? Is the perception regarding Indians abroad same throughout the world ? Give a comparison of any two Indian diaspora.
  10. Identify diverse perceptions of Indians abroad in countries of their residence.

December, 2011

Answer any five of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss the various approaches to the study of Indian diasporic communities.
  2. Compare the salient features of the Jewish and Chinese diaspora.
  3. Discuss the processes and patterns of socio-cultural adaptation of Indian diaspora.
  4. 'Indian diaspora contributes to her brain drain' - comment critically.
  5. Write a critical note on the Indian labour diaspora in the Gulf countries.
  6. Discuss the main features of the contemporary policy negotiations affecting South Asian Migration in the developed nation.
  7. Discuss the various avenues and space for linkages among the Indian diaspora.
  8. Analyse the significance of Hindi cinema in under standing Indian diaspora.
  9. "Indian diasporic communities are paradoxically posited in relation to cultural identity and cultural
    assimilation". Discuss.
  10. Write short notes on the following :
    (a) Inter-racial divide
    (b) Cross-border identities

June, 2011

Answer any five of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Elucidate the relationship among transnationalism, globalisation and diaspora with suitable illustration.
  2. Discuss the dominant patterns of Indian Emigration with suitable illustrations.
  3. 'Indian diaspora are rooted in the native culture'. Discuss critically.
  4. Discuss the main features of Indian diaspora in the Caribbean. Have they articulated a common identity ?
  5. Indians in Australia have a distinctive cultural identity. Discuss.
  6. Critically evaluate Nehru's policy on Indian diaspora.
  7. Discuss the social significance of the organizational linkages among the Indian diaspora.
  8. Analyse the significance of Indian diaspora in Indian economy.
  9. Explain the emerging facets of Indian digital diaspora.
  10. Write short notes on the following :
    (a) Transnational communities
    (b) Sub - national identies

December, 2010

Answer any questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss the nature and features of Indian diaspora.
  2. What do you understand by Brain Drain? Discuss its dimensions in the changing world.
  3. Identify nature and pattern of migration out of India during colonial times.
  4. Elaborate on the types of migration flows.
  5. Write a note on the Indian diaspora in South Africa.
  6. What do you understand by 'virtual community'? Discuss the nature of Indian diaspora in the virtual world.
  7. How are ethnic organizations strengthened through global networks? Write with illustrations.
  8. Why are Indians considered as a model minority in US?
  9. In what ways is Bollywood a significant part of diasporic life? Elaborate.
  10. Write a short note in about 250 words each on any two of the following
    1. PIOs (People of Indian Origin)
    2. Indians in Mauritius
    3. Kangani Labour emigration
    4. Passage emigration

June, 2010

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each.

  1. What do you understand by the term 'diaspora' ? What are its core features ?
  2. Write a note on the African diaspora.
  3. What are the main patterns of Indian emigration ? Elaborate.
  4. What was the nature of international migration during colonial times in India.
  5. In what ways migration of Indians to West Asia is different from their migration to the U.S.A. ?
  6. Write a note on the Indian diaspora in UK.
  7. What is the socio-economic profile of Indians in Canada ?
  8. What are the various ways in which Indian diaspora involve itself with homeland.
  9. In what ways do diasporic writings reflect their cultural moorings.
  10. Write a short note in about 250 words each on any two of the following :
    1. Returning NRIs
    2. Brain Drain
    3. Remittances from Indian diaspora
    4. Dalit diaspora

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