DOTSON, Floyd, and Lillian O. DOTSON.
Title: Indian Minority of Zambia, Rhodesia, and Malawi.
Publisher:  Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1968,
Seller ID: 90647
DOTSON, Floyd, and Lillian O. DOTSON. The Indian Minority of Zambia, Rhodesia, and Malawi. New Haven and London : Yale University Press, 1968. Pp [i]-xiv,1-444,(6). Map. Index. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine. À small but relatively advanced minority, the East Indians provide an ideal focusfor the study of power and inequality in Central African society. This boo k – the result of over two years of fieldwork – explores the role of the Indians, who control most of the commerce in the three countries. Combining anovel theoretical viewpoint with a critical approach to traditional method ology, the authors systematically examine the ways in which the social milieu has either forced or encouraged adaptive changes in traditional Indian institutions: chapters on religion, caste, family, and community follow a discussion of the historical and economic background of this minority. Some typical social roles within which Indians interact with other ethnic groups are examined, along with the Indians` reaction to those political changes which brought independence and African governments to present-day Zambia andMalawi.” - form the dj. Dr. Bridglal Pachai was born in rural South Africa , grew up under apartheid, and came to Canada in 1975 on a Senior Killam Fellowship as a professor in the history department of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He later became executive director of the Black Cultural Centre and director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Association. Minor spotting to cloth, else very good in worn and chipped, but unclipped, dustjacket (with weaterstaining to dj spine). With a 2-page typed review of the book by Bridglal Pachai on University of Malawi letterhead laid in. 35.00