chapter  14
15 Pages

From Imperial Subjects to National Citizens

South Asians and the international migration regime since 1947 1
WithJoya Chatterji

By the end of the Second World War, some 3.5 million Indians were spread unevenly across 58 countries of the world (see Table 14.1). The largest numbers — not surprisingly, given the imperial role in managing Indian migration — had migrated to other colonies within the British Empire.