Tamils Identity in Early Twentieth Century Medan

Rivai, Muhammad and Damanik, Erond and Harahap, Apriani (2021) Tamils Identity in Early Twentieth Century Medan. In: ICIESC 2021, 31 August 2021, Medan, North Sumatera Province, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This article discusses the Tamils identity in Medan city in the early 20th century. Tamil identity was politicized in such a way during the colonial period. The colonial regime identified the Tamils as Klings, which was later changed to Voor-Indiёr. Tamils were classified as Foreign Orientals under colonial law. Foreign Orientals is a racial category that determines political authority, social status, legal rights and obligations. Their relationship with other social groups is limited by segregation and discrimination regulations. However, Tamils can still form organizations aimed at strengthening primordial ties among themselves.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: tamils identity medan
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2022 10:45
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 10:45
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/9314

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