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Title: The Political and Economic Marginalisation of Tamils in Malaysia
Authors: Fee, L.K. 
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Fee, L.K. (2002). The Political and Economic Marginalisation of Tamils in Malaysia. Asian Studies Review 26 (3) : 309-329. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Examines the possible explanations for the ongoing marginalization & political subjugation of the Tamils in Malaysia. The absorption of the Tamils into Malaysian society has been a drawn-out process in comparison with the incorporation of other immigrant groups. At most, the Tamils are only somewhat incorporated, which is likely due to their history as a lower-caste people with strong bonds to their originating villages, the constraints on mobility imposed by the plantation labor system, & the fundamental transience of migrant labor. In the larger towns & cities of the Malaysian Peninsula, a part proletarian & part peasant community is now metamorphosed into what may be termed a "lumpenproletariat." K. Coddon.
Source Title: Asian Studies Review
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130287
ISSN: 10357823
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