Title: INDIA AND ITS OLD DIASPORA: GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND ITS
RELEVANCE TOWARDS THE INDIAN GRIMITIYA DIASPORA TO
Authors: Mohamed Musthafa KT
Mohamed Musthafa KT
PhD Research Scholar, UGC Center for Study of Indian Diaspora,
University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India
MLA 8 KT, Mohamed Musthafa. "INDIA AND ITS OLD DIASPORA: GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND ITS RELEVANCE TOWARDS THE INDIAN GRIMITIYA DIASPORA TO CONNECT HOME." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 3101-3109, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=214. Accessed 2018.
APA KT, M. (2018, July). INDIA AND ITS OLD DIASPORA: GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND ITS RELEVANCE TOWARDS THE INDIAN GRIMITIYA DIASPORA TO CONNECT HOME. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(7), 3101-3109. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=214
Chicago KT, Mohamed Musthafa. "INDIA AND ITS OLD DIASPORA: GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND ITS RELEVANCE TOWARDS THE INDIAN GRIMITIYA DIASPORA TO CONNECT HOME." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 7 (July 2018), 3101-3109. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=214.
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Abstract: Indian Diaspora is one of the most powerful Diaspora in the world. India is leading with 31
million Diaspora (312, 33,234) across the world except San Marino and Holy See. Indian
Diaspora consists two sections and they are labelled as a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Non
Resident of Indian (NRI). The PIO refers to a foreign citizen ( except a national of Pakistan,
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Nepal) who at any time held an
Indian passport or who or either of their of parents/ grandparents/ great grandparents were born
and were a permanent resident in India as defined in Government of India Act, 1935 and other
territories that became part of India thereafter provided neither was at any time a citizen of any of
the aforesaid countries or who is a spouse of citizen of India or a Person of Indian origin
(www.mea.gov.in). Share of the PIO is 58 percent of Indian Diaspora (179, 05,796) and 42
percent of Indian Diaspora is NRI population (133, 27,438).NRI refers to an Indian citizen who
is ordinarily residing outside India and holds an Indian passport. Aforesaid percentage of the PIO
population shows its depth and relevance. Now Indian Grimititiya Diaspora is connecting to
home land through their successors as PIO. Government of India has been careful about Indian
old Diaspora from time to time and they have been implementing different policies for the same,
especially for the old Diaspora to connect them to their home land. Adal Bihari Vajpeyi, the
former prime minister of India is the first Prime Minister to appoint a high level committee under
the Chairmanship of the L H Singhavi to study about Indian Diaspora thoroughly. On the basis
of the recommendation of the Singhavi committee, the Government launched different policies
to make a bridge between one's host land and home land of Indian Diaspora especially old
Diaspora as Indian Grimitya Diaspora. This Paper mainly talks about the Government's different
policies towards Old Indian Diaspora (Indenture/ Grimitya) and how did these policies connect
them to their home land. The paper also tries to see whether the government policies have helped
the Grimitiya Diaspora to connect with their home land socially and culturally.
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