1st Edition

South Asia Migration Report 2024 Remittances, Resilience and Rehabilitation

Edited By S Irudaya Rajan Copyright 2025
    224 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    224 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    South Asia Migration Report 2024 documents key themes of remittances, resilience, and rehabilitation from the region.

    This volume:

     • Includes dedicated fieldwork to map migration within and outside South Asia;

    • Analyses the impact of Covid-19 on migrants and migration in South Asia;

    • Highlights the plight of Afghan migrants post-Taliban takeover in the country.

     This book will be indispensable for scholars and researchers of economics, development studies, migration and diaspora studies, gender studies, labour studies and sociology. It will also be useful to policymakers, think tanks and government institutions working in the area.


    1. South Asia Migration: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities        

    S Irudaya Rajan


    2. International Migration of South Asia

    Syed Naimul Wadood, Mehdi Chowdhury


    3. Migration and Social Mobility in South Asia 

    Anu Abraham, Marta Bivand Erdal


    4. Afghan Diaspora Remittances: A Lifeline for Families and (Potential) Contributions to Development

    Nasrat Sayed, Katrin Marchand


    5. Reintegration of Nepali returnee migrants: An analysis of policies, approaches and practices

    Jagannath Adhikari, Mahendra Rai, Chiranjivi Baral, Mahendra Subedi


    6. Migration and Integration Policies in Nepal   

    Padma Prasad Khatiwada


    7. Social Backgrounds, Capitals and Risks in Youth Migration from Bangladesh 

    Syeda Rozana Rashid


    8. The struggle between law and life- the Rohingya in Bangladesh         

    Sucharita Sengupta


    9. Where have all the climate (change) refugees gone?   

    Ilan Kelman


    10. Opportunities and Vulnerabilities of Internal Migrants in Bangladesh Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Mohammad Jalal Uddin Sikder, Selim Reza, Syed Nurullah Azad, Fardeen Hassan Anton


    11. Migration and Changing Gender Relations: Exploring Translocal social resilience in the Indian Sundarbans

    Anuradha Sen Mookerjee


    S Irudaya Rajan is Chair of the International Institute of Migration and Development, India and also chair of the World Bank KNOMAD working group on internal migration and urbanization. He is the editor of two Rouledge Series - India Migration Report (since 2010) and South Asia Migration Report (since 2017) and Founding Editor in Chief, Migration and Development (Sage). Rajan has published extensively in national and international journals on demographic, social, economic, political and psychological implications of international migration and coordinated nine large-scale migration surveys in Kerala since 1998 (with K C Zachariah), Goa (2008), Punjab (2009), Tamil Nadu (2015) and instrumental for Gujarat (2011), Jharkhand (2023) and Odisha (2023). As a princiapl investigator, Rajan is currently coorindinaing the Kerala Migration Survey 2023 with the financial support of the Department of Non-Resident Keralite Affairs, Government of Kerala throuhg Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, Kerala.

    “The South Asia Migration Report provides an important, relevant and timely introspection into migration related issues in South Asia in the contemporary context. It acts as an overarching bridge covering a myriad of aspects ranging from social mobility, remittances and reintegration policies for migrants, youth and gender aspects, climate change driven aspects, as well as vulnerabilities arising out of exogenous shocks that drive migration, including the Covid-19 pandemic across different geographies within South Asia. This book is a vital addition towards understanding multi-faceted issues in a significantly populated and vulnerable region, setting a precedent for further exploration for young researchers, civil society and policy practitioners.” —Bilesha Weeraratne, Head of Migration and Urbanization Policy Research; Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka

     “South Asia Migration Report is an invaluable resource for those interested in understanding migration and associated aspects in the region and beyond. The report's editor S. Irudaya Rajan and contributors have since 2017 provided a comprehensive overview of the region's migration patterns, policies, and challenges. They also offer valuable insights into the opportunities and vulnerabilities of migrants, both within South Asia and abroad. As the report's editor, Mr. Rajan, being a leading expert on South Asian migration, has in all editions brought together a team of experts to produce a volume that is both informative, insightful, and adds to the existing body of knowledge. The report's contributors come from a variety of disciplines, including economics, sociology, anthropology, and law. This diversity of expertise ensures that the report provides a well-rounded perspective on South Asian migration. I highly recommend this report to anyone interested in learning more about South Asian and migration patterns in this region. It is an essential tool for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners alike.”  Vaqar Ahmed, Joint Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan