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Y a-t-il un "malaise" tamoul à Maurice? Entre reconnaissance et dramatisation identitaires

Abstract : The process creating of new minorities in Mauritius has led various groups to claim disadvantaged status, generating an "epidemic of malaise." In this paper my analysis is focused on the possible existence of a "Tamil malaise", which would be a powerful tool used by some Tamils to homogenise Tamil identity so that the group can participate more effectively in the pluralistic society of Mauritius. I argue that some entrepreneurs of identity have both fostered this concept for specific political gain. In that way the "Tamil malaise" is more than the expression of the deeply rooted cleavage between Dravidians and Aryans. The "Tamil malaise" is a way to explore the issue of identity recognition in Mauritius.
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Anthony Goreau-Ponceaud. Y a-t-il un "malaise" tamoul à Maurice? Entre reconnaissance et dramatisation identitaires. EHESS. Indianité et créolité à l'île Maurice, EHESS, pp.101-122, 2014, Purusartha n°32, 978-2-7132-2423-2. ⟨halshs-00983976⟩

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