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Global Indian Diaspora — GOPIO Making an Impact 
Publisher: India Empire Publications
Author: Sayantan Chakravarty 
Total Pages: 208 
Price Rs: 995/-

Every diaspora is connected by the proverbial umbilical cord with its motherland. So too is the Indian Diaspora that has, in the 21st century, intensified its engagements with India. Spread over a 100 nations globally, and connecting regularly with its roots in one form or another, the Indian Diaspora, 28 million strong, is largely responsible for India’s growing clout in the world scene. In many ways, the men and women of the Indian diaspora are unofficial ambassadors of India, for what they showcase becomes a cornerstone for opinion building on India. This book talks about how the diaspora has fared, and the key issues it has raised, through the eyes of one of the most respected diaspora organizations in the world—the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO). The book also profiles some leading GOPIO members, and the chapters that the organization has established worldwide. Also featured are some Little Indias across the world

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Punjab Governor H.E. Shivraj Patil releases a copy of the book in the presence of GOPIO Chairman Inder Singh and President A Ramsaran Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Mr Vayalar Ravi, receives a copy of the book from GOPIO Chairman Inder Singh and President A. Ramsaran
Ms Preenet Kaur, Minister of State for External Affairs with the GOPIO team including Mr Munish Gupta, Africa coordinator (left) Mr Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, and distinguished writer, releases a copy of the book
Mr T.K.A. Nair (2nd from left), adviser to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, releases a copy of the book. Also seen is Mr K N Gupta, Director, Liaison to Government of India Indian Ambassador to the USA, H.E. Nirupama Rao (second from left) releases the book in Washington in the presence of GOPIO officials

January 2013

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