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Function : noun
Etymology old usage : movement of Jews from Judea forced by Babylonians.
contemporary global politics : dispersion of the community out of Palestine.
general : the scattering of people away from their original homeland.

1 Such a movement forms an important part of the triad – movement of capital (global trade), movement of data (information) and the movement of people(diaspora). This cross cultural hybrid and religious mix which characterise our ‘diasporic’ situation can be an interesting map of exchange and tension.

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(hemant purohit, 26/11/07)
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