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Nain Reddy [email protected] Ethnography Fieldnotes Julie Searcy Section# 1938 October 15th, 2011 For my Ethnography project, I decided to explore the differing cultural views and opinions between two sets of Indians; those who were born and brought up in the country and those who were brought up elsewhere. The two subjects I chose for my first recording were Priya Saluja, twenty one year old student at Indiana University who was born and raised in Dubai, UAE and Pooja Mehta, twenty two year old student at Indiana University born and raised in New Delhi, India. Indians who live outside India are officially termed as Non Residential Indians (NRIs). This term has evolved to frequently be abbreviated as ‘Not Really Indian’ as many people in India feel that they do not have the traditional Indian upbringing and hence cannot be culturally Indian. However, they are brought up with traditional Indian values. It must be noted that being an NRI is different being an Indian American, Indian Canadian, Indian British as Indians who immigrate to the Middle East are never granted citizenship and are officially always Indian. I decided to explore the differing values between Indians and NRIs on the topics of casual relationships. In my first recording I was expecting to find that they both would more or less be the same opinions as even though Priya was brought up in Dubai which a cultural melting pot, she was still brought up with traditional Indian values and first
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  • Fall '11
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  • Non-resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin, Priya Saluja, Fieldnotes Julie Searcy, Ethnography Fieldnotes Julie, indiana.edu Ethnography Fieldnotes, Julie Searcy Section

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