The COVID and the Reverse Distress Migration in India: A Gendered Perspective

Dr Amba Pande, School of International Studies, JNU   The heart-wrenching images of the migrant labourers walking on roads reflect a larger problem that India has been facing for a long time. The COVID just triggered the explosion of a simmering crisis. Despite the popular perception...

COVID-19: Vulnerability of Refugee and Migrant Workers

Feroz Khan, Research Associate, Institute for Research and Development in School Education (IRDSE), Modern School  Sadananda Sahoo, Assistant Professor, School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies (SOITS), IGNOU   Epidemics have had its impact on the human ci...

Health and Safety of Interstate Migrant Workers in India during Covid-19: Inadequacy of the Labour Laws

Divya Balan, Assistant Professor, International Studies.FLAME University, Pune Migrant workers are among the most vulnerable sections of the society in times of both normalcy and emergency. Struggling for a living, they are often exploited and forced to work and live in deplorable conditions;...

Novel Corona virus and Indian Overseas Labour Migrants: Updates from Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

  Novel Corona virus and Indian Overseas Labour Migrants: Updates from Gulf Cooperation Council Countries Rakesh Ranjan, Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Practice and Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences,Takshila Campus, Patna, India. Email- rakesh.ranjan@tiss.edu. ...

The Virus: Class dimensions of mobility and immobility

The Virus: Class dimensions of mobility and immobility Robin Cohen Robin Cohen is emeritus professor of development studies at the University of Oxford and was formerly professor of sociology at the University of Warwick.   The Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us, the social sc...

Jude the Obscure updated, only she’s a Syrian refugee

Jude the Obscure updated, only she’s a Syrian refugee Robin Cohen (First appeared in the programme of a play in the Hampstead Theatre. Published with the permission of the Author ) It’s been many years since I have read the book, Jude the Obscure, Thomas Har...

Afghan Refugees in India: Key Challenges

Afghan Refugees in India: Key Challenges   Anushka, M.Phil. Student, National Institute of Education Planning and Administration, Email: anushkat501@gmail.com   This is the revised version of the paper published in the Roots and Routes, January-June 2019. &...

Indian Poor as Political Tools

Indian Poor as Political Tools By Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria, Principal research fellow, Institute of ethnic studies UKM   BN government agenda for Indian community I have been involved in policy advocacy since 1997 when I joined the MIC Social Strategic Foundation. Wh...

Why India should pay more attention towards the engagement of PIOs?

Why India should pay more attention towards the engagement of PIOs? Niranjan Marjani Indian Diaspora is the largest Diaspora in the world today. It is divided into two categories – the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and the Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs). As per the data of Ministry o...

Zanzibar, the Land of Jasmin and Langi Langi!

Zanzibar, the Land of Jasmin and Langi Langi! Urmila Jhaveri   Also known as Island of spices , Zanzibar was famous as the land of Omani Arabs Sultans , Slave trade , the British Administrators and pioneer settlers from many countries including Middle East, India, Oman, Yeme...

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