On Identity, Place, and Community among ‘Asians’ in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Scholarly articles and book chapters:

  • 2014. Dar es Salaam, Making peace with an abandoned field. In R. Nagar, Muddying the Waters, Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
  • 2001. Nagar, Richa. Saboteurs? Or Saviors? South Asian Magazine for Action & Reflection: Special Issue on South Asia and Africa. Winter/Spring:14-19.
  • 2000. Nagar, Richa. “I’d Rather be Rude than Ruled”: Gender, Place, and Communal Politics among South Asian Communities in Dar es Salaam. Women’s Studies International Forum 23:5: 571-585.
  • 2000. Nagar, Richa. Religion, Race and the Debate over Mut’a in Dar es Salaam. Feminist Studies 26:3: 661-690.
  • 1998. Nagar, Richa and Helga Leitner. Contesting Social Relations in Communal Places: Identity Politics Among Asians in Dar es Salaam. In eds. Ruth Fincher and Jane Jacobs. Cities of Difference. New York: Guilford, pp. 226–251.
  • 1998. Nagar, Richa. Communal Discourses, Marriage, and the Politics of Gendered Social Boundaries among South Asian Immigrants in Tanzania. Gender, Place and Culture 5:2: 117-139.
  • 1997. Nagar, Richa. Communal Places and the Politics of Multiple Identities: The case of Tanzanian Asians. Ecumene: A Journal of Cultural Geographies 4:1: 3-26.
  • 1997. Nagar, Richa. The Making of Hindu Communal Organizations, Places and Identities in Postcolonial Dar es Salaam. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 15: 707-730.
  • 1996. Nagar, Richa. The South Asian Diaspora in Tanzania: A History Retold. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East: A Journal of Politics, Culture and Economy 16:2: 62-80.
  • 1993. Nagar, Richa. Indigenisation Debate and Tanzanian Asians. Africa World Review 5:24-25


  • 1995. Nagar, Richa. Making and Breaking Boundaries: Identity Politics among South Asian Communities in Postcolonial Dar es Salaam. PhD. Thesis. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.