Malaysian Indian Community’s Socioeconomic Development: Issues and Challenges


Penerbit UM (First published, 2023)
150 pages include Index


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ISBN: 9789674882754 Product ID: 39175 Subjects: , Sub-subjects: , , ,

Malaysian Indian Community’s Socioeconomic Development: Issues and Challenges is a captivating and comprehensive collection of papers that provides deep insights into the socioeconomic challenges and contributions of the Malaysian Indian community. Since Malaysia gained independence in 1957, the Malaysian Indian community has played a vital role in the nation’s development, particularly in the economy. However, despite their significant contributions, they have faced disparities and a lack of equal opportunities.

This thought-provoking book sheds light on the struggles and obstacles that the Malaysian Indian community has endured throughout the years. It examines the wealth distribution disparities, highlighting the pronounced inequality among the Indian community, and addresses issues of discrimination in education, employment, access to funding and suicide prevention. The book emphasizes the limited academic literature on the topic, as well as the lack of active research by Malaysian Indian scholars, making it a groundbreaking and essential contribution to the field.

The contributors of this book offer a comprehensive understanding of the socioeconomic challenges faced by the Malaysian Indian community and provide insightful policy recommendations to overcome these obstacles and foster a more equitable society. By documenting the challenges and highlighting the contributions of the Malaysian Indian community, the book aims to raise awareness among readers and policymakers, inspiring positive change and ensuring equal opportunities for future generations. This book stands as a compelling resource that uncovers the often-unheard stories and struggles of the Malaysian Indian community. It calls for action and endeavors to create a future where the Malaysian Indian community thrives and enjoys equitable socioeconomic progress in Malaysia.

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1. Malaysian Indian Community: Socioeconomic Progress, Contributions and Challenges
Velan Kunjuraman & Shalini Tonnie

2. Sustainable Retirement: Are Malaysian Indians Prepared?
Ratneswary Rasiah, Harpaljit Kaur & Vinitha Guptan

3. Ageing Gracefully and in Place Among Malaysian Indians: Preparedness & Challenges
Geetha Subramaniam, Jayalakshmy Ramachandran, Doris Padmini Selvaratnam & Shobha Subramaniam

4. Cry of Pain: Comprehending Suicidal Behaviour Among Malaysian Indians
Charles Ganaprakasam, Syeda Humayra, Getrude Cosmas & Barani Karikalan

5. Divergence in the entrepreneurial development of ethnic Indian businesses in Malaysia
Jesrina Ann Xavier

6. The Voices of the Indian Users and Non-Users of Microfinance Schemes in Malaysia: Participating in the Governance of Microfinance Institutions
Jeyanthi Thuraisingham

7. Alternative Approach for Socioeconomic Challenges of the Malaysian Indians: Need for Decentralisation and Implementation of Community Cooperatives as an Approach
Saraswathi Simansalam

8. The Future of the Malaysian Indian Community in Socioeconomic Development: Any Remedies?
Velan Kunjuraman & Doris Padmini Selvaratnam


Weight0.265 kg
Dimensions22.8 × 15.1 × 0.9 cm

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