Caste system among Nepalese migrants in Sydney, Australia

Abstract

Theoretical thesis.Bibliography: pages 83-87.Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Literature review -- Chapter 3. Research methodology -- Chapter 4. Data analysis -- Chapter 5. Conclusion -- Appendix.The focus of this thesis is to understand the relationship between the migrants and their cultural practices in the foreign land. I undertook interviews with Nepali migrants including students in Sydney to understand the reasons behind the continuation or termination of cultural practices beyond border. The study was conducted with qualitative research design, using in depth-interviews as the primary research materials. Semi-structured open-ended questions were asked which allowed the interviewer and interviewee to discuss an idea or response in more detailed way openly.At present, there is an abundant movement of people. More recently, issues of international migrants and their search for nationality and own identity in a foreign land have created popular discourses about the continuation of their cultural practices across the border. A growing number of migrants and the extension of their cultural practices is an essential factor of study for the immigrant-receiving countries to understand and address their issues. This research project gives insights into their different perception regarding the caste, caste behaviors, their beliefs, and attitudes. Different participants have various ideas on caste, and its practices abroad, examining what the presence or termination of caste practices among Nepalese in Sydney tells us about caste and culture.Mode of access: World wide web1 online resource (90 pages) 1 colour illustration, 1 colour ma

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