Amol Rajan

Terms of Estrangement

Balti Britain: A Journey Through the British Asian Experience

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The term ‘British Asian’ is distinguished from most comparable sociological categories by the extent of its malleability and porosity. Its uses are as many as its abuses.

Ziauddin Sardar, a Muslim journalist who grew up in east London and describes himself as ‘a critical polymath’, has undertaken to write a history of the term and the people whose existence nourishes it, though it is not immediately clear what, or who, his subject matter is.

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