This book looks at the mass migration of refugees into India during the Sri Lankan civil war, the lives of the displaced people in refugee camps and the politics around the issue.
It analyses the citizenship policies in India and the social, economic, psychological, political and legal implications of the laws on the lives of Tamil refugees. Further, it examines the protracted refugee situations in other parts of the globe to build a comparative case study of the Sri Lankan refugees. It delves into the stories and lives of these people in their home country before the war, the crisis and trauma of war and the experience of living in refugee camps. The role played by the state government of Tamil Nadu, the Indian government and NGOs towards the protection of these refugees and state of facilities for health, safety, education, among others, in the camps is explored. Finally, the possibility of integration and solutions like voluntary repatriation or the granting of citizenship for the people living in these camps are explored,
This book will be a useful resource for scholars and researchers of refugee and border studies, human rights, political studies, international relations, political sociology, peace and conflict studies, war and strategic studies, and South Asian studies.
Table of Contents
1. Sri Lankan Refugees in Tamil Nadu, India 2. Refugee Crisis at the Global Level: A Historical Perspective 3. Protracted Refugee Situations (PRS) at the Global level 4. Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Cause for PRS& Peace Accords 5. Conceptual Understanding of Refugee Camp 6. Thematic Presentation of Literature Reviews: Socio-cultural-economic dimensions 7. Psychological and mental health dimensions 8. Political and legal dimensions: Political in terms of Housing in Developed Countries 9. Durable Solution dimension: Aid, State Behaviour, Regional Approach 10. Methodology 11. Empirical Data Analysis and Findings 12. Conclusion
Arockiam Kulandai is Dean, School of Management Studies, Department of Human Resource Management, St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.