a history of Tamil Diaspora politics

ICES Research Paper No. 11
By Amarnath Amarasingam
November 2013
This paper sets out to examine diasporic mobilization in Canada in its various organizational forms, from the 1980s to the present

on (not) knowing ones place

ICES Working Paper No. 4
By Qadri Ismail
October 2013
The paper was presented at Ethical Futures: Dialogues on state, society and ethical existence organized by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies. Held on 30th May to lst June 2013


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