Exploited: Migrant Labour in the New World Economy

Shelley, Toby. 2007. Exploited: Migrant Labour in the New World Economy. London: Zed Books, ISBN-978 1 84277 851 7 (Hb), pp. 183 Migration is a global phenomenon; its linkages with growth and development for the country of origin and the country of destination have been established in the mig...

Impact of Circular Migration on Human, Political, and Civil Rights: A Global Perspective

Solé, C., Parella, S., Martí, T., S. and Nita, S. (ed.) (2016). Impact of Circular Migration on Human, Political and Civil Rights: A Global Perspective. Springer International Publishing: Switzerland.  ISBN 978-3-319-28896-3. pp. 296  The book Impact of Circu...

Servants, Sirdars and Settlers: Indians in Mauritius 1834-1874

Carter, Marina. 1995. Servants, Sirdars and Settlers: Indians in Mauritius 1834-1874. Delhi: Oxford University Press, ISBN-10: 0195632966, pp.343                        ...

International Migration and Crisis Transition Toward a New Migratory Phase

Jardón Hernández, Ana Elizabeth (2017). International Migration and Crisis Transition Toward a New Migratory Phase. Springer Nature. 130 pages. ISBN 978-3-319-43898-6 The United States of America and Mexico shares one of the largest migration corridors in the worl...

Migration and International Trade: The US Experience since 1945

White, Roger (2010). Migration and International Trade: The US Experience since 1945. Edward Elgar Publishing, Massachusetts. 226 pages. ISBN: 978-1848446960   The globalised world has witnessed intensification and intermingling of various activities.  Migration a...

Go Home!

Buchanan, R. H. (Ed.). (2018). Go Home!. Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 320 pages, ISBN - 1936932016 “Go Home!” is an inclusive collection of experiences of immigration and diaspora. The book contains essays, short stories and poems written by thirty-one A...

Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless in South Asia

Ghosh, Partha S. (2016), Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless in South Asia. Sage, New Delhi, pp. 356, ISBN: 978-93-515-0854-0 (HB).   Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless in South Asia is a meticulous text which offers a comprehensive picture of different ...

Human Geopolitics: States, Emigrants and the Rise of Diaspora Institutions

Gamlen, Alan John (2019), Human Geopolitics: States, Emigrants and the Rise of Diaspora Institutions. Oxford University Press, 352 pages, ISBN-13: 9780198833499. The need to invest into human resources has become much more evident in these times where focus is on acquiring skilled and benefic...

India Moving: A History of Migration

Tumbe, Chinmay (2018), India Moving: A History of Migration, Viking Penguin, Pages: 304, ISBN: 978-0670089833 Migration is a diverse area which has attracted scholars from different field of study; with the rising importance to the field in recent times the volumes of scholarly works have inc...

Hadhramaut and its Diaspora: Yemeni Politics, Identity, and Migration

Brehony, Noel (2017), Hadhramaut and its Diaspora: Yemeni Politics, Identity, and Migration, London: I. B. Tauris, 320 pages. The valley of Hadhramaut stretches over 370 miles, which has helped preserve a unique local Hadrami identity for centuries. Establishment of two influential Kingdoms Q...

India Moving: A History of Migration

Tumbe, Chinmay (2018). India Moving: A History of Migration, Vikings Penguin Random House India, 304 pages, e-ISBN: 978-9-353-05163-1 Migration has always been a heated topic and more so in current times when the politics of numerous political parties in the country depends upon this, wh...

Irregular Afghan Migration to Europe: At the Margins, Looking In

Dimitriadi, Angeliki (2018). Irregular Afghan Migration to Europe: At the Margins, Looking In, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 978-3-319-52958-5, 204 pages.    Turning and turning in the widening gyre,  The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall...

In Diasporic Lands: Tibetan Refugees and their Transformation since the Exodus

Basu, Sudeep (2018). In Diasporic Lands: Tibetan Refugees and their Transformation since the Exodus, Orient Black Swan, © Orient Black Swan Private Limited 2018. ISBN: 978-93-52870-85-1. Refugees are considered as one of the resilient communities in the host-land as they try to survive a...

India Migration Reader

Rajan, S. I. (Ed) (2017). India Migration Reader. Routledge, New York, 188 pages, ISBN 9781138219625 The book comes as a by-product of release of India Migration Report (IMR) and several annual reports on migration, in collaboration with CDS and Government of India. Owing to its immense popul...

Children of the Camp: The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp

Grayson, C. L. (2017). Children of the Camp: The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, Berghahn Books, New York, Pages 232,ISBN 978-1-78533-631-7 ‘Anything can happen here but nothing can be done here…In exile, one is pressed to stop being in exile, eit...

International Migration in the Age of Crisis and Globalization

Solimano, Andre`s (2010). International Migration in the Age of Crisis and Globalization: Historical and Recent Experiences, Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0-521-19425-9. ©Andre`s Solimano 2010. In the globalized era, the international migration has become prominent area of d...

Hold on Your Bias: Don’t Blame the Immigrants

International Migration and International Security: Why Prejudice Is a Global Security Threat ,Valeria Bello, 2017, Routledge, New York, $142.50 |ISBN: 978-1-138-68946-6 One of India's ancient scriptures, Maha Upanishad, sums up the very existence of human beings of various races, colours...

Sport and South Asian Diasporas: Playing through Space and Time

Stanley Thangaraj, Daniel Burdsey and Rajinder Dudrah (eds.) (2014); Sport and South Asian Diasporas: Playing through Space and Time; Routledge, London and New York; pages, 128, ISBN10 1138019011   “War minus the shooting” was what George Orwell once described intern...

Indian Mobilities in the West, 1900–1947: Gender, Performance, Embodiment

Indian Mobilities in the West, 1900–1947: Gender, Performance, Embodiment Shompa Lahiri , New York, Palgrave MacMillan, 2010, ix + 207 pp., ISBN: 978-0-230-61820-6   When India was seen as a country that manifest deeply rooted patriarchal values in its tradition and culture...

Transnational Pakistani Marriages: marrying back home

Transnational Pakistani Marriages: marrying back home, Katharine Charsley, Published by Routledge, Newyork, ISBN: 978-0-415-66066-2 As studies on migration, Diaspora, citizenship are increasing in numbers, one trend that is mostly observed and hence has been the subject of numerous researches...

Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women's Fiction

Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women's Fiction: Gender, Narration and Globalisation by Ruvani Ranasinha, Palgrave Macmillan 2016, ISBN 978-1-137-40305-6 Ruvani Ranasinha's fourth book "Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women's Fiction: Gender, Narration and Globalisation...

Ethnic Routes to becoming American

Rudrappa, S. (2004). Ethnic routes to becoming American: Indian immigrants and the cultures of citizenship. Rutgers University Press, 978-0-8135-5613-0, 256 pp The contorted notions of assimilation, multiculturalism, citizenship, and acculturation are an integral part of immigration process c...

Parsis in India and the Diaspora

Parsis in India and the Diaspora (2008) edited by John R. Hinnells and Alan Williams, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, ISBN: 0-203-93450-4, Pages: 305 The present book here for review is an outcome of the research workshop held in 2007,intheSchool of Oriental and African studies conducted...

Sea of Poppies

Ghosh, Amitav (2008). Sea of Poppies, Penguin Books India. ©Amitav Ghosh 2008, ISBN: 978-0-374-17422-4 With the advent of an open economy and technological advancement, the entire world remains strongly connected. The physical boundaries have blurred between people, societies and na...

Contemporary Malaysian Indians – History, Issues, Challenges & Prospects

Contemporary Malaysian Indians – History, Issues, Challenges & Prospects Edited by Denison Jayasooria and K. S. Nathan. Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), UKM, Malaysia, 2016., pp. 640., ISBN 978-976-0741-20-8. No matter how minuscule the numbers of Malaysian Indi...

Globalization, Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Corporeal Politics

Penttinen, Elina. “Globalization, Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Corporeal Politics”, Routledge, 2007. This book makes an attempt to look at the global sex industry and how individual players in the industry embody the process of globalization. Unlike the macro approach to the...

Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond

Roy, Anjali Gera (2010). Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond. Ashgate Publication ISBN: 9780754658238, 2010. Bhangra is a very popular Punjabi performing art which has ruled over pop music industry in India and abroad. Since 1990s, the effects of globalization have been seen in ...

American Karma: Race, Culture and Identity in the Indian Diaspora

Bhatia Sunil, American Karma: Race, Culture and Identity in the Indian Diaspora, 2007, New York: New York University Press (ISBN 978-081-4799-581) The book provides an account of Indian Diaspora’s struggle with their identity in The United States. In their tryst with America, the book e...

The Zoroastrian myth of migration from Iran and settlement in the Indian diaspora

Williams, Alan.2009.  The Zoroastrian myth of migration from Iran and settlement in the Indian diaspora: text, translation and analysis of the 16th century Qesse ye Sanjan, the Story of Sanjan. Brill publications. ISSN no. -0169-8834. ISBN no.- 9789004176980 In formation of a diasporic i...

Indian Skilled Migration and Development: To Europe and Back (2014)

Indian Skilled Migration and Development: To Europe and Back (2014) Author:   Tejada et. al.(ed.) Publisher:   Springr India High Migration is an important component in the post liberalized Indian economy. Liberalised economy crated both push and pull factors for a...

The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy

The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy is a work which started from the interest in development of regional economies. It can be traced back to the research done by two important scholars (Piore & Sabel, 1984)who made an effort to discuss about the mass production system in...

Migration in a Globalized World: New Research Issues and Prospects (IMISCOE Research)

Audebert, Cedric & Dorai, Mohamed Kamel (eds.) (2010); Migration in a Globalized World: New Research Issues and Prospects (IMISCOE Research), Amsterdam University Press; pp. 211 Migration in today’s globalized world is an extremely contemporaneous issue which has the attention of ac...

Chinese Women and the Cyberspace

Chinese Women and the Cyberspace, Edited by Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce, Amsterdam University Press, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-9053567517 Reviewed by Abhay Chawla* Cyberspace originated from "cybernetics" a word introduced by Norbert Wiener for his pioneering work in electronic...

Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration

Gender, Generation and the Family in International Migration, Editor: Albert Kraler, Eleonore Kofman, Martin Kohli & Camille Schmoll, Amsterdam University Press,        ISBN 978 90 8964 2851 Migration has been a highly discussed phenomenon in several pub...

New media and politics of online communities

New media and politics of online communities  edited by Aris Mousoutzanis and Daniel Riha, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-84888-032-0 An essence of our being is our memories. However today the hyper networked world ensures we are bombarded with texts ...

Diaspora as a Stakeholder for Growth and Development

Diaspora as a Stakeholder for Growth and Development Global Diasporas and Development: Socio-Economic, Cultural, and Policy Perspectives, Edited by Sadananda Sahoo and B.K. Pattanaik. ISBN 978-81-322-1046-7, Springer India, 2014. by Dr. Mahalingam M, Research Fellow, Centre for ...

Diaspora politics: At Home Abroad

Sheffer, Gabriel. (2003). Diaspora politics: At Home Abroad, Cambridge: Cambridge University press. Pages -290, ISBN no. -0521811376 Diasporas have become important actors of global affairs, especially because of their trait of linking domestic sphere with the international sphere, notably in...

British Untouchables: A Study of Dalit Identity and Education

Ghuman, Paul (2009) “British Untouchables: A Study of Dalit Identity and Education”, Asghate Publishing Limited, England p. xviii+142, ISBN 9780754648772   Based on the qualitative research methodology, the book “British Untouchables: A Study of Dalit Identity and E...

Media on the move: Global flow and contra-flow

  Thussu, Daya Kishan. (ed.) Media on the move: Global flow and contra-flow. London and New York: Routledge, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-203-001233.   In a time when Migration and Diaspora communities ap-pear to be the imperative rather than the exception, ‗home‘ seems to be no ...

Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India

Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India by Devesh Kapur, Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN-10:019-807021-7. The book examines the impact of skilled migration on source economy by focusing on India. The author argues that there has been...

International Migration, Remittances, and The Brain Drain

Özden, Çaglar And Schiff, Maurice (2006), International Migration, Remittances, and The Brain Drain, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN-10: 0-8213-6372-7, Pages: XIII+279 International migration has made a very significant impact on the economies of both developed and developing c...

Diaspora Politics: At Home Abroad

Sheffer, Gabriel (2003) Diaspora Politics: At Home Abroad, Cambridge University Press, UK; pages, 290, ISBN: 9780521009874 What forms the basis of Diaspora politics? What are the main formational tools that leads to Diaspora  formation within the ambit of a trans-national network? H...

Diaspora in Kerala’s Development

Diaspora in Kerala’s Development, Zacharia, K.C and S. Irudaya Rajan (2013), Daanish Books, New Delhi, India. pp 1-244, Price Rs. 550, ISBN 978-93-81144-23-7 Due to large-scale and significant migration, the high migrant areas in Kerala, to a lesser extent, the state as a whole experien...

Digital Diasporas: Identity and Transnational Engagement

Digital Diasporas: Identity and Transnational Engagement, Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,  UK, 2009, ISBN-13 978-0-511-71938-7 Migratory birds like the Siberian cranes cover large distances to escape harsh winters and shortage of food during the winter m...

Indian Diaspora in the United States: Brain Drain or Gain?

Sahay Anjali. Indian Diaspora in the United States: Brain Drain or Gain?. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2009, Pp. XII + 249. ISBN 978-0739121061 Indians settled in United States in the early years of nineteenth century although the size and impact of the small settlers did not make much impact eit...

I shall Never Ask for Pardon: A Memoir of Pandurang Khankhoje

  Sawhney,  Savitri. I shall Never Ask for Pardon: A Memoir of Pandurang Khankhoje, New Delhi: Penguin, September 2008,  ISBN-13: 978-0143063766, 341 p The National Movement in India comprised individuals of various hues. The attempt by the imperialist historiography t...

Indian Diaspora in the United States: Brain Drain or Gain?

  Sahay, Anjali (2009), Indian Diaspora in the United States: Brain Drain or Gain? Lanham: Lexington Books. Pp. 248, ISBN 978-0-7391-3549-5 For the last few decades, most analyses of migration of skilled labourers have predominantly discussed a sense of despair and alarm at what they...

Diasporas

Dufoix, Stephane (2008), Diasporas, Berkeley: University of California Press, Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9780520253605   As we all very much aware that the word ‘diaspora’ referred only to religious group and Jewish migration experience at early stage....

Diasporas in the New Media age: Identity, Politics and Community

  Diasporas in the New Media age: Identity, Politics and Community, Andoni  Alonso and Pedro J. Oiarzabal(ed.), University of Nevada Press, Reno, Nevada, 2010, ISBN 978-0-87417-815-9 If Facebook were a country, it would be the third most populous. On the Internet, there are mul...

Living Across Worlds: Diaspora, Development and Transnational Engagement

  Sorensen , Ninna Nyberg (2007), Living Across Worlds: Diaspora, Development and Transnational Engagement, Switzerland: International Organization for Mi-gration, Pp. III + 207, ISBN 978-92-9068-404-6   The book has compendium of research papers written by scholars who...

Global South Asians: Introducing the Modern Diaspora

  Judith M. Brown, Global South Asians: Introducing the Modern Diaspora. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 197 pages, Rs. 295. ISBN 81-7596-383-2   The global South Asian diaspora has received much academic attention in recent years. Many insightful books on the s...

Global South Asians: Introducing the Modern Diaspora

  Judith M. Brown, Global South Asians: Introducing the Modern Diaspora. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 197 pages, Rs. 295. ISBN 81-7596-383-2   The global South Asian diaspora has received much aca-demic attention in recent years. Many insightful books on...

Bollywood Travels: Culture, diaspora and border crossings in popular Hindi cinema

  Dudrah, Rajinder. (2012). Bollywood Travels: Culture, diaspora and border crossings in popular Hindi cinema. Rutledge Publication. ISBN: 0415447402 . P– 144   This book is based on a research journey about a cinematic medium, i.e. Bollywood and its products...

The New Scots: The Story of Asians in Scotland

  Maan,Bashir (1992) The New Scots: The Story of Asians in Scotland; John Donald Publishers,   Edinburgh; pages- 216; Price: £ 9.50 in the UK.   The Asian population in Scotland, though not a very dominant one in terms of number, have been quite an influentia...

Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film

  Desai, Jigna (2004), Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film, Routledge Publications, p.vii+1-273, ISBN 0-415-96684-1 Human mobility across the national boundaries has created enormous impact on every aspects of human living today. The subcontinent of ...

The Hindu Diaspora: Comparative Patterns

  Vertovec, Steven (2000) The Hindu Diaspora: Comparative Patterns, London and New York, Routledge, pp. X + 190, Price- Unknown Based on the historical and ethnographic analysis of construction of ‘Hinduism’ both within and outside the country, Vertovec’s “The...

Diaspora and Transnationalism: Concepts, Theories and Methods

  Rainer Bauböck and Thomas Faist (eds.), Diaspora and Transnationalism: Concepts, Theories and Methods. IMISCOE Research, Amsterdam University Press, 2010, 352 p., ISBN: 9789089642387 Diaspora and transnationalism are interrelated and prominent features of globalization today....

The Asian Indian Experience in The United States

  Parmatma Saran,  The Asian Indian Experience in The United States, Cambridge Mass, Schenkman Publishing, 1985, 131 p.,   ISBN 0706927508, `193.00. An insider’s account, the book titled “The Asian Indian Experience in The United States” by Paramatma ...

International Migration in the Age of Crisis and Globalization

Solimano, Andre`s (2010). International Migration in the Age of Crisis and Globalization: Historical and Recent Experiences. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0-521-19425-9. ©Andre`s Solimano 2010. In the globalized era, the international migration has become prominent area of discus...

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