Prakash C. Jain


Prakash C. Jain is retired Professor of West Asian Studies/Sociology at the Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prof. Jain’s areas of academic interest include West Asian Studies, Indian migration and diaspora, population and demographic studies and the Jain community. His authored books include Racial Discrimination against Overseas Indians: A Class Analysis (1990), Indians in South Africa: Political Economy of Race Relations (1999), Population and Society in West Asia (2001), Non-Resident Indian Entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates (2010), Jains in India and Abroad: A Sociological Introduction (2011), and Indian Trade Diaspora in the Arabian Peninsula (2012).He has also edited an anthology entitled Indian Diaspora in West Asia: A Reader (2007). Dr. Jain has done fieldwork on Overseas Indians in Canada, Guyana, South Africa and some of the Persian Gulf countries.

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