India Migration Report 2015 explores migration and its crucial linkages with gender. This volume:
• studies important issues such as irregular migration, marriage migration and domestic labour migration, as well as the interconnections of migration, gender and caste;
• highlights the relationship between economics and changing gender dynamics brought about by migration; and
• documents first-hand experiences of migrants from across India.
Part of the prestigious annual series, this work will be useful to scholars and researchers of development studies, economics, migration and diaspora studies, and sociology. It will also interest policy-makers and government institutions working in the area.
Table of Contents
1. Gender-based Immigration Visa? On Rationality of a Legislative Innovation Binod Khadria; 2. Migrant Women at the Discourse-policy nexus: Indian Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia S. Irudaya Rajan and Jolin Joseph 3. Stepping into the Man’s Shoes: Emigrant Domestic Workers as Breadwinners and the Gender Norm in Kerala Praveena Kodoth 4. Economic Migration of Women: Challenges and Policy with Reference to Indian Emigration to the Gulf Basant Potnuru 5. Addressing the Missing Link: Women Domestic Workers Migrating from South Asia to the Gulf Smita Mitra 6. Vulnerability of Women in International Marriage Migration Renuka Mishra 7. International Mobility of Skilled Women: Overview of Trends and Issues Sudeshna Ghosh and Rupa Chanda 8. Indian International Students: A Gender Perspective Gunjan Sondhi 9. Gendered Mobilities: Negotiating Educational strategies in Kerala Sara Lang 10. Reducing Vulnerabilities of 'Women in Migration': Cross-border migration Experience within South Asia Nabesh Bohidar and Navneet Kaur 11. Adivasi Women in India’s Migration Story Indrani Mazumdar 12. Gender Dimensions of Migration in Urban India Nishikant Singh, Kunal Keshri, R.B. Bhagat 13. Confined to the Margins: Female Migrant Workers in Urban Areas Neetha N. 14. Understanding Female Migration Pattern in India: Exploring the Driving Forces Sandhya Rani Mahapatro and K. S. James 15. The Missing Men: Sex Ratios and Migration Chimay Tumbe 16. Survival, Struggle and the Promise of a new Future: Living and Working Conditions of Migrant workers in Kerala S. Irudaya Rajan and Sumeetha M. 17. Health Seeking Behavior among the Interstate Migrant Labourers Sreejini Jaya and Ravi Prasad Varma 18. From Kerala to Kerala via the Gulf: Emigration Experiences of Return Emigrants K. C. Zachariah and S. Irudaya Rajan 19. Transnational Flows: Extent, Patterns and Implications for Gujarat Biplab Dhak 20. Wage Differentials between Indian Migrant workers in the Gulf and Non-migrant workers in India S. Irudaya Rajan, B. A. Prakash, and Arya Suresh 21. The Disposable People: Irregular and Undocumented Migrants Bernard D’ Sami
S. Irudaya Rajan is Chair Professor, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs Research Unit on International Migration at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
The 2015 edition provides a collection of case studies on migration and gender, exploring themes of huge current significance, such as the wellbeing impacts of feminised migration streams into precarious occupations. — Priya Deshingkar, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
A much needed scholarly analysis of Indian migration dynamics addressing some of the key research and policy questions in the field. Highly recommended to experts, researchers and also policy-makers. — Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
By highlighting both the historical and contemporary trends, this volume provides a comprehensive understanding of [a] complex phenomenon. — Usha George, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
[This] is a seminal work that will contribute immensely to the building of knowledge on the contribution of international female migrant workers to their family, community as well as local and national economies. — Tasneem Siddiqui, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh