Sindhi Community in Hong Kong : A Century-Long Tale of a South Asian Diaspora

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-37
Journal / PublicationVIRSA - The Culture
Volume8
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has raided the whole world, abruptly disrupting the cross-country, long-distance travels in an unprecedented scale. In Hong Kong, we do not know when and how international travels would resume to the pre-pandemic level. While we are still largely stuck in our own places, it may be a good time to rethink what human mobility really means to us and many others, especially people whose communal lives have been largely defined by ongoing mobility and transregional networks. Sindhis in Hong Kong are one such group of people, having formed what one may call ‘a transnational community’ in Hong Kong since the early 20th century. This article, based on author’s research on several Sindhis in Hong Kong, reveals some valuable information about this century-old South Asian diaspora.