Friday, May 15, 2009

On harnessing the "Diaspora"

(TI)We use several words without a proper understanding of their meaning. "Diaspora" is one such. The dictionary defines it as "The dispersion (of the Jews)". We may leave it to the sociologists and etymologists to debate the appropriateness of the word when applied to our situation. But, as used, it refers to the collective of our citizens (chiefly Tamils) who have chosen to domicile themselves abroad.Full text