Changing demographics and intimate relation patterns among Indian diaspora in Denmark

Rashmi Singla, Ambika Varma

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Abstract

Indians, mostly skilled, are invited to fill gaps in the Danish labour market in the last decade, changing the demographics and dynamics of the Indian diaspora. The paper 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndia Migration Report 2019 : Diaspora in Europe
EditorsS. Irudaya Rajan
Number of pages24
Place of PublicationNew york
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date1 Jan 2019
Pages249-273
Chapter15
ISBN (Print)978138602113
ISBN (Electronic)9780429425752
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
SeriesIndia Migration Report

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Singla, R., & Varma , A. (2019). Changing demographics and intimate relation patterns among Indian diaspora in Denmark. In S. I. Rajan (Ed.), India Migration Report 2019: Diaspora in Europe (pp. 249-273). Routledge. India Migration Report