Age, Narrative and Migration: The Life Course and Life Histories of Bengali Elders in London by Katy Gardner
Bloomsbury Academic; 1st edition | June 1, 2002 | English | ISBN: 1859733131 | 224 pages | PDF | 895 KB
Whilst the vast majority of recent research on identity and ethnicity amongst South Asians in Britain has focused upon younger people, this book deals with Bengali elders, the ‘first generation’ of migrants from Sylhet, in Bangladesh. The book describes how many of these elders face the processes of ageing, sickness and — finally — death, in a country where they did not expect to stay and where they do not necessarily feel they belong. The ways in which they talk about and deal with this, and in particular, their ambivalence towards Britain and Bangladesh lies at the heart of the book.