Afghan and Rohingya Refugees in India: Social Networks and Survival Strategies

Author Name

Sebnem Koser Akcapar

Author Address

South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, 110021, [email protected], Turkish- P00003085


diaspora, forced migration, identity formation


In this paper, I would like to present a comparative study of two refugee groups in India - i.e. Afghans and Rohingyas. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, I would like to showcase the different strategies adapted for different groups and how social and religious networks play a significant role for their adaptation and survival in India.


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