The New Zealand India Research Institute and Stout Research Centre presents 'Kiwi-Indian Experience: A Roundtable and Book Launch'

The New Zealand India Research Institute and Stout Research Centre presents 'Kiwi-Indian Experience: A Roundtable and Book Launch'

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28 May 2018 from 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm 28th May 2018 5:30pm 28th May 2018 7:30pm

National Library of New Zealand, Te Ahumairangi Room, Ground Floor

As places are limited, please RSVP to: Debbie Levy deborah.levy@vuw.ac.nz by 23 May 2018.

A roundtable discussion on ‘Kiwi-Indian’ identity and also the contribution this community has made to New Zealand life and society. To be followed by question and answer session.

Speakers:

  • Ms. Shila Nair, Senior Advisor and Counsellor, Shakti Community Council Inc.
  • Mr Rakesh Naidoo, Strategic Advisor Race Relations, NZ Human Rights Commission.
  • Mr Bhav Dhillon, Managing Director, CEMIX and Honorary Consul of India, Auckland.
  • Ms Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Member of Parliament, New Zealand Labour Party

6.30pm – Book Launch

Dr Kate McMillan, Victoria University of Wellington will speak on the book.

Sir Anand Satyanand will release the book.

Indians and the Antipodes

Networks, Boundaries and Circulation

Edited by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and Jane Buckingham

This is the first book that seeks to juxtapose histories of Indian migration to Australia and New Zealand in a comparative framework to show their interconnectedness as well as dissimilarities.  Side by side with stories of collective suffering and struggles of the diaspora, it focuses on individual resilience, enterprise and social mobility.  It analyses ‘White Australia’ and ‘White New Zealand’ policies of the early twentieth century to point to their interconnected histories.  It also looks critically at the more recent migration, its changing nature and the challenges it poses to both the migrant communities and the host societies.