Today, the Indian Diaspora numbers over 30 million across the globe. Out of thirty million, around three million are present in the African continent -reflecting full multiplicity and variety of rich social, ethnic, religious and cultural adornment of the land of its origin. The Indian Diaspora in Mozambique forms the sixth largest diaspora in Africa and there are approximately 25000 Indian Diaspora present in the country.
Over the years, the diasporic populations have become significant and have recorded various successes in their second home. For example, recently, when the Mozambique was hit by cyclone ‘Idai’ the Indian diaspora joined the high availability disaster recovery (HADR) operations undertaken by three Indian naval ships .There are plenty of scope to contribute and the Diaspora is eagerly doing so.
Many of them have even influenced the electoral politics and are engaged in multinational businesses, and are being highly appreciated for their contribution to the country’s development. My presentation, will thus focus upon the growing importance of Indian Diaspora in Mozambique with a background of their historical roots.