THE INDIAN AMERICANS
Indian Americans are now the second-largest immigrant group in the United States, as the number of Indian-origin residents in the United States has swelled north of four million. As the size of the Indian American community has grown, so too has its economic, political, and social influence. But how Indian Americans choose to deploy this influence remains an open question. Drawing on newly collected data, political scientist Milan Vaishnav unpacks the unusual and untold story of the Indian diaspora in America.
Milan Vaishnav is a senior fellow and director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics (Yale University Press and HarperCollins India, 2017), which was awarded the 2017 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay New India Foundation book prize. At Carnegie, he hosts a weekly podcast on Indian politics and policy, Grand Tamasha. He is an adjunct professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.