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Indian Migration to the Gulf
Issues, Perspectives and Opportunities

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ISBN 9781032307640
March 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge India
178 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores issues of rights, issues and challenges faced by Indian migrant workers in GCC countries. It focuses on the struggle of migrants in the state of origin and destination states and how the process of migration shapes the identity and existence of migrant workers. The essays in the volume focus on policy, rights, issues, and challenges faced by the migrants as well as the long-term challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With contributions from academics and policymakers, this book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of migration and diaspora studies, public policy, and South Asian Studies.

Table of Contents

PART I: Socio-Cultural Appraisal of Gulf Migration

1. Indian Diaspora in Gulf: Impacts and Advantages

Javed Charan

2. Impact of COVID-19 on Gulf Return Migrants to India: A study of Kerala

Ansari PA, Sameer Babu M, and Anisur Rahman

3.  Nature Process and Consequences of Migration:  A Case Study of Migration from India to Gulf

Mohammed Taukeer

4.  Emigration and Changing Lifestyle among Skilled Indian Professionals in the Gulf Region: A Socio-Cultural Perspective

Ani Merly Paul and Lekshmi S Kaimal

5. Expatriate Organizations and Social Capital: The Case of Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC)

Muhammed Shabeer T


PART II: Economic Implication of Gulf Migration

6. India-GCC Countries Connection: Trends, Perspectives and Opportunities


7. Gulf Migration, Remittances and Development: The Indian Experiences

Anisur Rahman and Waseem Ahmed

8. Family Tax, Indian Expatriates and the Saudi Economy

Muhammad Azhar

9. Are Remittance Inflows Good for Economic Growth? Evidence from India to the Gulf using Linear ARDL Approach

Shahid Bashir and Mohsin Majeed

10. She COVID-19 Crisis and Migration: Impact on Kerala Economy

Muhammed Fazal


PART III: Gulf Migration: Regional Perspective

11. Migration from Punjab to Gulf Countries: Punjabi Migrants and Social Change in left behind Women

Atinder Pal Kaur

12. Mobility in the Margin Experience of Migration and Development in Kerala, India


13. Socio-Cultural Milieu as a Decisive Factor of Goan Migration to the Gulf

Sonal Thakker

14. Pangals Migration in Gulf Countries

Md. Chingiz Khan

15. Migration in Kerala: Prospects and Challenges with Special Reference to Return Migration

Baby Kizhakkekalam and Jyothi KK


PART IV: Gulf Migration: Gender and Literature

16. Indian Female Migrants Workers and Human Rights Violations in the Gulf: A Case Study of Kuwait

Naziya Naweed

17. Studies on Migration to Gulf Countries: A Review of Current Indian Literature


18. Indian ‘Guest Workers’ in the Gulf: Discussing Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People

Nitesh Narnolia and Mousam


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Anisur Rahman is presently heading the UGC Human Resource Development Centre of Jamia Millia Islamia Central University. He is a professor of Guld Studies and has contributed rigorously to Migration and Development especially that of Gulf Migration.

Ansari PA is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He had completed his PhD in Human Rights from Aligarh Muslim University on the issues and challenges of migrant workers. He is currently working as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Policy and Governance (JPG), based in Qubec, Canada. 

Sameer Babu M is an Associate Professor, at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi (India), in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension. He has been awarded the esteemed Shastri Mobility Grant to Canada. He focuses on migrant issues and education, as well as MOOC development, classroom psychology, tool development, and innovative pedagogy in higher education.