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Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Madhavi Mallapragada


The Internet has transformed the idea of home for Indians and Indian Americans. This book analyzes home pages and other online communities organized by diasporic and immigrant Indians from the late 1990s through the social media period. Engaging the shifting aspects of belonging, immigrant politics, and cultural citizenship by linking the home page, household, and homeland as key sites, this book illuminates the contours of belonging and reveals how Indian American struggles over it trace back to the Web's active mediation in representing, negotiating, and reimagining “home.” As the book shows ... More

Keywords: Indian immigrants, Indian Americans, Internet, diasporic Indians, belonging, immigrant politics, cultural citizenship, website

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038631
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038631.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Madhavi Mallapragada, author
University of Texas at Austin