“This book tells the story and history of Indian migrants to Indochina during the French colonial period. France was the colonial power in the three Indochinese states of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam; its dominance over Indochina ended with its defeat by the North Vietnamese military at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. […] This book, which is based on the author’s doctoral thesis, is highly readable, both for specialists and laymen. Well researched and richly detailed in analysis, it is a remarkable piece of work on Indian migrants in Vietnam, a subject hitherto little unexplored. In all, Natasha Pairaudeau’s Mobile Citizens provides a valuable contribution to the understanding of the functioning of the French colonial order in Vietnam. A thoroughly enjoyable read.”