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25 Pages

Changing demographics and intimate relation patterns among Indian diaspora in Denmark

WithRashmi Singla, Ambika Varma

Indians, mostly skilled, have been invited to fill gaps in the Danish labour market in the last decade, changing the demographics and dynamics of the Indian diaspora. The chapter covers this diaspora, also historically, focusing on the psychosocial aspects of transnationalism and intimate relationship formation. The theoretical framework combines life course perspective, processes of interconnectedness and inclusion/exclusion. Studies of Indian couples and ‘mixed couples’ consisting of Indians in exogamous marriages with Danish spouses form the empirical part. The results show Indian diaspora transformations, such as multiple belongings, differential engagement in Danish society and India related to generational and couple formation patterns.