1st Edition

India Migration Report 2017
Forced Migration

ISBN 9780815369905
Published November 29, 2017 by Routledge India
354 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The India Migration Report 2017 examines forced migration caused by political conflicts, climate change, disasters (natural and man-made) and development projects. India accounts for large numbers of internally displaced people in the world. Apart from conflicts and disasters, over the years development projects (including urban redevelopment and beautification), often justified as serving the interests of the people and for public good, have caused massive displacements in different parts of the country, disrupting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people.

The interdisciplinary essays presented here combine a rich mix of research methods and include in-depth case studies on aspects of development-induced displacement affecting diverse groups such as peasants, religious and ethnic minorities, the poor in urban and rural areas, and women, leading to their exclusion and marginalization. The struggles and protests movements of the displaced groups across regions and their outcomes are also assessed.

This volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of development studies, economics, sociology and social anthropology and migration studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Development or Developmental Terrorism?
  2. Amit Bhaduri

  3. Pushed Aside: Displaced for ‘Development’
  4. Nadine Walicki and Marita Swain

  5. Singur: The Exemplar of Peasant Resistance
  6. Samir Kumar Das

  7. Forced Displacement: A Gendered Analysis of the Tehri Dam Project
  8. Vandana Asthana

  9. Displacing and Relocating Peasant Social Dispositions
  10. Joël Cabalion

  11. Urban Development, Smart Cities and Displacement
  12. Tanusree Dutta and R. B. Bhagat

  13. Urban Redevelopment, Neoliberalism and Politics of Displacement in Gujarat
  14. Mrutuyanjaya Sahu

  15. Infrastructure Development and Forced Displacement in Kerala: Risks and Vulnerabilities
  16. K. Indu and S. Irudaya Rajan

  17. Conflicts and Displacement in the Northeast: Land, Identity and Immigrants
  18. Walter Fernandes

  19. Silent Violence and New Bondage in the Urban Informal Sector: A Study of Forced Migrants in West Bengal
  20. Abhijit Dasgupta and N. Purendra Prasad

  21. The Geography of Economic Migrants: Characteristics and Location in Bengaluru
  22. Kala Seetharam Sridhar and K. C. Smitha

  23. New Migrant Question: Exploitative Forms of Transit Labour in Three Regions of Andhra Pradesh
  24. N. Purendra Prasad

  25. Motives for Seasonal Migration and Rights-based Policies: Evidence from Western Odisha
  26. Rajesh Bhattacharya and Prasenjit Sarkhel

  27. Locating Gender, Re-reading Forced Migration: A Study of the Migrant Muslim Women in Delhi
  28. Debabrata Baral

  29. International Migration in Tamil Nadu: Results from the Tamil Nadu Migration Survey 2015
  30. S. Irudaya Rajan, Bernard D’Sami and S. Samuel Asir Raj

  31. Concerns about Temporary Migration: Policymaker’s Perspective
  32. S. Irudaya Rajan and Kartik Yadav

  33. Exploring the Capital–Labour Dynamics: Migrants in the Gold Jewellery-making Industry in Kerala
  34. Sumeetha M.

  35. Kerala Migration Survey 2016: New Evidences
  36. S. Irudaya Rajan and K. C. Zachariah

  37. Dalit Migration, Diaspora and Development: Kerala and Punjab
  38. S. Irudaya Rajan, Steve Taylor and Vinod Kumar

  39. Immigration Policy Reforms in OECD Countries: A Comparative Look at United States
  40. Sajitha Beevi Karayil

  41. Cinema and Migration: Nurses and Patriarchy

          H. Arokkiaraj and S. Rakesh


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S. Irudaya Rajan is Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. With more than three decades of research experience in Kerala, he has coordinated seven major migration surveys (1998, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2016) in Kerala (with Professor K. C. Zachariah), led the migration surveys in Goa (2008) and Tamil Nadu (2015), and provided technical support to the Gujarat Migration Survey (2010) and Punjab Migration Survey (2011). He has published extensively in national and international journals on demographic, social, economic, political and psychological implications of international migration. He is currently engaged in several projects on international migration with New York University, UAE Exchange Centre, India Centre for Migration of the Ministry of External Affairs and International Labour Migration. He worked closely with the erstwhile Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India; Department of Non-Resident Keralite Affairs (NORKA), Government of Kerala and Kerala State Planning Board. He is currently co-chairing the working group on NORKA for the 13th five-year plan (2017–2022) of Kerala State Planning Board, Government of Kerala, and is initiating the Kerala Migration Survey 2018, funded by the Department of NORKA, Government of Kerala. He is editor of the two Routledge series, India Migration Report (annual) since 2010 and South Asia Migration Report (biannual), and the founder and editor-in-chief of the journal Migration and Development.