Displacement among Sri Lankan Tamil migrants : the diasporic search for home in the aftermath of war / Diotima Chattoraj.
- Singapore : Springer, 
- Asia in transition (Springer (Firm)) ; v. 11.
Asia in transition ; volume 11
1 online resource (187 pages).
- Tamil diaspora.
Tamil (Indic people) -- Foreign countries.
Refugees -- Sri Lanka.
Forced migration -- Sri Lanka.
- Acknowledgment.-Chapter 1: Search for Home: An Introduction.-1.1Displacement, Home, and Belonging: the Sri Lankan context
Displacement in the island: causes and outcomes
Conceptualizing Home a review
Researching Home: Displaced persons worldwide
Ur as the native village
Belonging and its different forms
Conceptualizing Attachment as a theoretical framework
1.2 Research Methodology
Access to the field
Documentation of research and methods
Ethical considerations in the field
1.3 Structure of the book
Chapter 2: Migration Research in the island: An overview of internal and international displacement
2.1 Historical development: civil war and migration in the island
The war: an analysis
2.2 Sri Lankan Tamils and migration: an overview
Migration causes to migration outcomes: Island-wide misery or contentment?
Migration to Tamil Nadu: Life as a refugee in India
Migrating to Australia: a better life?
2.3 Post-war scenario: Impact of the war
Jaffna, a Tamil homeland: The IDPs at peace?
Reconstruction and Development: role of governmental and non-governmental agencies
Chapter 3: Shifting notions of Ur/home: narratives from Sri Lanka
3.1 Shifting meanings of Ur: different tales to tell
Time, socio-economic needs and aspirations to the good life
Father versus son: conceptualizing Ur from two different age groups
The idea of home changed with time: Shaliny's story
Ur as a prison: Padmini's accounts
Ur as a source of income: regaining lost status
3.2 Concluding remarks
Chapter 4: Home or Ur: Changing meanings for the refugees in Tamil Nadu, India
4.1 Ur in Sri Lanka and home in India: Elderly refugees narratives on home
4.2 Ur as a strange place: the changed idea of home among the others
4.3 Concluding remarks
Chapter 5: Attachment, detachment or both: voices of the displaced
5.1 Attachment to Ur: (actual) return to get related with memories and people
5.2 Attachment to Ur: (actual) return to get connected with broken memories
5.3 Attachment to Ur: nostalgia and ambivalence
5.4 From attachment to detachment
5.5 Detachment/ non-attachment
Attachment and its contrasting images
5.6 Concluding remarks
Chapter 6: The Tamil Ur
6.1 Discussing Ur
6.2 Home versus Ur
6.3 Relating the two concepts: Ur and Attachment
Chapter 7: Conclusion: an outlook
7.1 Home and Attachment: the varied meanings
7.3 Post-war development: ideas and visions
7.4 On the road to recovery: Tamil diaspora as investors
7.5 What the future holds: Fate of the displaced persons
- Includes bibliographical references.
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