TMYS Review - June 2021 themed on MIGRATION, RESETTLEMENT & DISPLACEMENT: The DIASPORIC Movement is our fifth issue carrying short stories, essays and digital interviews of twenty delegates comprising of renowned authors and professors based in United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and Australia.

TMYS Review June 2021, launched in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, makes a conscious attempt to engage scholars with the nonfiction stories of the contemporary era and compile stories of migration and resettlement by the Indian diaspora in the UK, the  US, Canada and Australia. This work is important because we believe that personal stories, about a place or time, are also important contributors through which history can be recorded and even understood. Philip Neilsen talks about such records as “history that does not pretend to be empirically verifiable”.

It is our endeavour to create a better understanding of the Indian diaspora and add to the existing repository of the official and state sponsored documents (on the condition of the Indian diaspora in these countries) with the lived experiences of such people, and find out if they corroborate or undercut the official versions. We have tried to find out their experiences as individuals and as a member of a community living away from their country of origin.

The stories and essays in the DIASPORA issue are further contributions towards such investigation.

Project Lead: Dr. Sourav Banerjee

Project Assistant: Chandna Singh Nirwan, Deyasini Roy, Ilhana Katoch


Our Sincere Thanks to

The University of Birmingham


Mr. Dipankar Chakraborty


Editorial by Dr. Sourav Banerjee

      Excerpts of Stories

  Adnan .

 Author: Samina Hadi-Tabassum 


 Author: Rushati Dasgupta

 Mom in Minneapolis

 Author: Shivangi Singh

 Rajvir's Friend

 Author: Mita  Bandyopadhyay   

 Aloo Posto

 Author: Sanchaiyata Majumdar   

       The Meaning of Life
        Author: Indranil Adhya

       Aloo Posto

 Author: Sanchaiyata Majumdar   

      Dear American Descendants

      (A letter to my flesh and blood a hundred years later)

        Author: Prof. Nandini Bhattacharya 

      ---- By Invitation ----    


Abstracts  and Excerpts of Essays


Title: Quest For The West – An Essay On Migration Due To Ambition.

.Author: Dr. Sanchaiyata Majumdar

Title: Exploring The Diasporic Consciousness And Diverse Identities In The Indian Diaspora: A Transnational Perspective.

Author:  Rushati Dasgupta

Title: Indian Diaspora -  Reconfiguring The Precepts Of English Literature.

Author: Mita Bandyopadhyay

Title: The Unmoved Movement – Indian Diaspora.

Author: Megha Mazumdar





Vish Dhamija

Jenny Bhatt

Dr. Rajeev Kamineni

Prof. Nyla Ali Khan

Bhaswati Ghosh

Prof. Neilesh Bose

Prof. Shobna Nijhawan

Christopher Raja

Suneeta Peres da Costa

Dr. Rashida Murphy

Prof. Chandrima Chakraborty

Prof. Ankhi Mukherjee

Prof. Jaswinder Bolina

Prof. Manu Bhagavan

Roanna Gonsalves

Prof. Anustup Basu

Prof. Bashabi Fraser

Sahana Bajpaie

Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca

Dr. Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Dr. Yadu Singh

Rev. Tuhina Verma

Damyanti Biswas and Ananya Mukherjee

Shailja Gupta

Tanushree Ghosh

Prof. Sukanya Chakrabarti  

Dr. Pallavi Guha

Prof. Somrita Urni Ganguly  on Diasporic Studies








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