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THE GURU NANAK MISSION MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL TRUST:AN EXPLORATION OF DIASPORA-HOMELAND LINKAGES IN A VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION

Kelly, Melissa (2006)
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
This study looks at how an Indian voluntary organization, the Punjab-based Guru Nanak Trust, is influenced by its supporters in the Sikh Diaspora. Guiding arguments from studies on Diaspora-Homeland relations were used to examine whether the Trust's linkages with the globally dispersed Punjabi community are getting stronger or weaker and what further opportunities there are for the Trust to internationalize. The study was based on interviews and observational data collected during a two-week period onsite at the Trust in rural Nawanshar and on interviews conducted in Vancouver, Canada. The presentation of the results emphasized the Guru Nanak Trust as a site for exchange between the Sikh Diaspora and Homeland and explored how the nature of... (More)
This study looks at how an Indian voluntary organization, the Punjab-based Guru Nanak Trust, is influenced by its supporters in the Sikh Diaspora. Guiding arguments from studies on Diaspora-Homeland relations were used to examine whether the Trust's linkages with the globally dispersed Punjabi community are getting stronger or weaker and what further opportunities there are for the Trust to internationalize. The study was based on interviews and observational data collected during a two-week period onsite at the Trust in rural Nawanshar and on interviews conducted in Vancouver, Canada. The presentation of the results emphasized the Guru Nanak Trust as a site for exchange between the Sikh Diaspora and Homeland and explored how the nature of this exchange will continue to evolve in light of changing dynamics between the two. (Less)
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author
Kelly, Melissa
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Sikhs, Diaspora, Homeland, Indian Voluntary Organizations, Globalization, Transnational Linkages, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
English
id
1326337
date added to LUP
2006-03-13
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2006-03-13
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  abstract     = {This study looks at how an Indian voluntary organization, the Punjab-based Guru Nanak Trust, is influenced by its supporters in the Sikh Diaspora. Guiding arguments from studies on Diaspora-Homeland relations were used to examine whether the Trust's linkages with the globally dispersed Punjabi community are getting stronger or weaker and what further opportunities there are for the Trust to internationalize. The study was based on interviews and observational data collected during a two-week period onsite at the Trust in rural Nawanshar and on interviews conducted in Vancouver, Canada. The presentation of the results emphasized the Guru Nanak Trust as a site for exchange between the Sikh Diaspora and Homeland and explored how the nature of this exchange will continue to evolve in light of changing dynamics between the two.},
  author       = {Kelly, Melissa},
  keyword      = {Sikhs,Diaspora,Homeland,Indian Voluntary Organizations,Globalization,Transnational Linkages,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {THE GURU NANAK MISSION MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL TRUST:AN EXPLORATION OF DIASPORA-HOMELAND LINKAGES IN A VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION},
  year         = {2006},
}