Dynamics of Indian Migration

Historical and Current Perspectives

Edited by S. Irudaya Rajan, Marie Percot

© 2011 – Routledge India

450 pages

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Hardback: 9780415685665
pub: 2011-10-16
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About the Book

This volume is a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of Indian international emigration and comprises contributions by demographers, economists, sociologists, geographers, anthropologists and historians.

The book highlights emerging issues such as the political economy of international migration, skilled and unskilled migration, body shopping, return migration, immigration policies in the Gulf and experiences of emigrants from the states of Kerala and Punjab. It focuses on the current dimensions like skilled migrants in the IT sector of Malaysia, the entrepreneurial ventures of Keralites in the UAE, household remittances, inequality and poverty in Kerala, the gender dimension of Indian migration (with focus on nurses and housemaids in the Gulf) and cross-border migratory movements connected to the European Union, with an overview of the migration of Sikhs and Tamils to France. Finally, it carries a discussion of the evolution of India’s public policies towards its diaspora.

About the Editors

S. Irudaya Rajan, Chair Professor, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Research Unit on International Migration, Center for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Marie Percot, Researcher, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Urbaine/Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Anthropologie du Contemporain (EHESS/CNRS), Paris, France.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies