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India Migration Report 2014

Diaspora and Development, 1st Edition

Edited by S. Irudaya Rajan

Routledge India

336 pages

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India Migration Report 2014 is one of the first systematic studies on contribution of diasporas in development, in countries of origin as well as destination. This volume:

  • examines how diasporic human and financial resources can be utilized for economic growth and sustainable development, especially in education and health;
  • offers critical insights on migrant experiences, transnationalism and philanthropic networks, and indigenization and diaspora policies, as well as return of diasporas; and
  • includes case studies on Indian migrants in the Gulf region — in particular, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia — and the United Kingdom, among others.

With essays by major contributors, the volume will interest scholars and researchers on economics, development studies, migration and diaspora studies, and sociology. It will also be useful to policy-makers and government institutions working in the area.


‘Too little is known though about migrants, and the effects their mobility has, for themselves, their communities, and economies, and too often policies either ignore or try to reduce migration. The IMR has become a critical source to fill this lacuna to better understand migration and providing concrete suggestions for policy makers.’ — Arjan de Haan, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada

‘India Migration Report 2014 advances the frontier of the debate on the role of the Indian diaspora and development — a treasure house of analysis, insights and information with a global reach one should certainly not miss.’ — Piyasiri Wickramasekara, Global Migration Policy Associates, Geneva

‘The edited collections collated by Professor Rajan have provided a rich and timely insight into the multifaceted dimensions of Indian migration.’ — Margaret Walton-Roberts, International Migration Research Centre, Ontario, Canada

‘The IMR 2014 is an erudite compilation of scholarly articles on Indian Diasporas and their role in development. It would serve as a curious reading for those who see India as an emerging global power.’ — Ram B. Bhagat, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India

‘Thorough analysis and thought-provoking! The India Migration Report 2014 is a great snap-shot of the current situation of migration in India — a must read for academics and development practitioners across the globe!’ — Yuko Hamada, International Organization for Migration, Bangkok, Thailand

Table of Contents

Preface. Foreword Oommen Chandy. Acknowledgements.1. Diaspora and Development: Critical Issues Dilip Ratha and Sonia Plaza 2. Diaspora and Development: Case Study of the Indo-EU Diaspora Alwyn Didar Singh 3. Diaspora and Development: Theoretical Perspectives Amba Pande 4. Diaspora, Transnationalism and Development Ajaya Kumar Sahoo 5. Engaging the Indian Diaspora for Development Smita Tiwari 6. Professional Diaspora Networks and Philanthropy in the Healthcare Sector T. L. S. Bhaskar 7. Return of Diasporas: India’s Growth Story vs Global Crisis S. Irudaya Rajan, V., Kurusu and Saramma Panicker C. K. 8. Punjabi Diaspora and Educational Development Kaveri Qureshi and Filippo Osella 9. Land, Migration and Identity: Changing Punjabi Transnationalism Steve Taylor 10. Diaspora and Remittances Milly Sil 11. Future Diasporas? International Student Migration from India to the UK S. Irudaya Rajan and Neha Wadhawan 12. Ethnic Indians in India’s Look East Policy Amit Singh 13. The Indian Diaspora in Oman Veronika Deffner 14. Indian Migrant Experiences in Oman and Bahrain Radhika Kanchana and S. Irudaya Rajan 15. Nitaqat — Second Wave of Saudization: Is it an Answer to the Domestic Discontent? Zakir Hussain 16. Kerala Emigration to Saudi Arabia: Prospects under the Nitaqat Law K. C. Zachariah, S. Irudaya Rajan and Jolin Joseph 17. Migration and Inequality Raju John 18. International Trade in Health Services: An Indian Experience Soumi Roy Chowdhury 19. Capability Quotient of the North-Eastern Out-Migrants Pinak Sarkar 20. Living Conditions of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India C. Valatheeswaran.

About the Editor

S. Irudaya Rajan is Chair Professor, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs Research Unit on International Migration at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Emigration & Immigration
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General