Dublenikov Valeriy Leonidovich, Postgraduate student, Moscow State Pedagogical University (16 Kibalchicha street, Moscow, Russia), email@example.com
Background. The Indian diaspora is one of the most populous in the world now-adays. There are no regions in the world, where there are no citizens originally from India. Nevertheless it is possible to point out major modern regions of attraction for the indian diaspora, as well as the regions of formation of the diaspora and even the historical regions, which, however, with the flow of time, have lost their capability of attraction.
Materials and methods. The cultural links between India and South-Eastern Asia can be observed from the anciant times, giving us a foundation to observe the processes of migration of indians into this region during the period of I–XXI centuries.
Results. Due to the specification of the main moving forces, three main waves of migration were revealed. Thus, the periodization of the migration flows from India to South-Eastern Asia has been offered. 1. The pre-colonial period (I–XVIII cc.). 2. The period of British colonization (XVIII c. – mid. XX c.). 3. The modern period (mid. XX c. – XXI c.). Each period is unique in terms of the character or quality of migrant contingent. Moreover, their living conditions, their role in host countries were different during all the time periods.
Conclusions. The quantity indexes of the diaspora during all the periods, obviously, differ. The region is very important economically both of the world economy and for the diaspora. During the beginning of the XXI c. the quantity of the diaspora is increasing mostly due to natural growth, but not because of the processes of migration from India.
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