Covid-19 Impact on GCC Labour Market

  The bonding of employers and migrant workers in the Middle East is governed by a discriminatory and abusive system of sponsorship that ties a worker’s residency status to his or her employer. For their quality of life and housing, migrants depend entirely on their employer. They ...

Comprehensive Labour Migration policy in GCC countries needed by both Sending and receiving countries

Comprehensive Labour Migration Policy in GCC Countries needed by both Sending and Receiving countries   GCC countries, the largest recipients of labour migrants in the world, is a region of extreme mobility, both voluntary and forced. Mass Migration to GCC countries started in the &#...

Economic Consequences of COVID-19 in Bihar: From the Lens of Reverse Migration

Economic Consequences of COVID-19 in Bihar: From the Lens of Reverse Migration Pinak Sarkar[1] and Nutan Shashi Tigga[2] Abstarct: The COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of millions of people in India, many have lost their livelihood and income generation options which have cr...

The Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh: A Matter of White Elephant

      The Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh: A Matter of White Elephant    Background The Rohingya people (historically also called Arakanese Indians) are an Indo-Aryan stateless people from Myanmar, Rakhine State (Noor et al., 2011). They recognize themselve...

Forgotten Migrant Children and their Education During Pandemic

Movement is indicative of life. But it might seem undesirable to think about people on move when the indiscriminate movement of a virus has halted almost everything. Some privileged may cherish it as relaxing holiday. However, it got worse each day for many. Particularly for internal migrants who...

COVID-19 and the Distress Reverse Migration in India: A Gendered Perspective

School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi   The heart-wrenching images of the migrant workers walking back to their native places because of the COVID crisis, actually, reflects a larger problem that India has been facing for a long time. The COVID-19 just triggered the ex...

A Short Biography of Tun V.T.Sambanthan : An Indian Leader From Malaya ( Malaysia)

Dr.Ganesan Shanmugavelu,  Institute of Teacher Education Ipoh Campus, Malaysia and Prof. Dr.Balakrishnan Parasuraman, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan   Introduction Thirunyanasambanthan s/o Veerasamy, also known as V.T. Sambanthan, is the 5th President of Malaysian Indian ...

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- [email protected] ...

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: [email protected]   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...

A Short History of Tamil Newspapers in Malaya (Malaysia), 1875 – 1960

A Short History of Tamil Newspapers in Malaya (Malaysia), 1875 – 1960 Dr. Ganesan Shanmugavelu Since coming to Malaya, the Indians have experienced  various social, economic and political development  as well as forming a community with its own culture and traditions in Ma...

H-1B Visa Imbroglio

H-1B Visa Imbroglio Dr. M. Mahalingam Introduction As part of larger immigration reforms, the newly elected Republican government being led by Donald Trump had recently issued a draft executive order to review or overhaul of H1B work visa, because of this visa programme encourages che...

Migration of Students from India: An Overview

Migration of Students from India: An Overview By Dr. Amba Pande   India is the world’s second largest student sending country after China with the number of Indian students abroad having increased four times in the last 14 years. Students’ migration of such magnitude ...

Malaysian Indian Blueprint, Some Reflections

Malaysian Indian Blueprint, Some Reflections By Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria   Prime Minister Najib in tabling the Eleventh Malaysia Plan on May 21, 2015 announced in his parliamentary speech –“for the Indian community, as a way forward, a Blueprint will be formulated ...

The Encounter of a New (Dis)order: Trump and Immigration Chaos

The Encounter of a New (Dis)order: Trump and Immigration Chaos By Dr. Sadananda Sahoo  There has been increasing barriers on human movements in almost all countries across the world. This is the result of partly due to the identity politics that is increasingly visible in almost all ...

Punjabi Diaspora`s Religious and Political Engagements in Homeland: A Critical Assessment

Punjabi Diaspora`s Religious and Political Engagements in Homeland: A Critical Assessment By Rahul Kumar   Overview of Punjabi Migration Since 19th century Punjabis have been migrating to different parts of the world p owning to push factor and partly due to pull factor. Duri...

Indian Diaspora in Kuwait

Indian Diaspora in Kuwait John Mathew Chandy John, Entrepreneur, Author and Philanthropist Presented at International Conference on “Global Migration: Rethinking Skills, Knowledge and Culture”, 26-27 November 2016, Venue- India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi Indian...

Global Migration The Dialectic of Nation and Trans-nation in Diasporic Geopolitics

Global Migration  The Dialectic of Nation and Trans-nation in Diasporic Geopolitics  By R.K. Jain Introduction I wish to delineate the geopolitical context of skills, knowledge and cultural transfers and exchanges in global migration. The salience of global migration and the...

Tamil Schools: The Convenient Scapegoat for the Backwardness of Malaysian Indians

Tamil Schools: The Convenient Scapegoat for the Backwardness of Malaysian Indians Dr. K. Anbalakan, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Tamil schools have played, and still continue to play, an important role in the educational and economic life of...

A Historical Perspective on the Development of Nadar Aikia Sangam (Nadar Association) in West Malaysia 1967 - 1991

A Historical Perspective  on the Development of Nadar Aikia Sangam (Nadar Association) in West Malaysia 1967 - 1991 Dr.Ganesan Shanmugavelu, Institute of Teacher Education Ipoh Campus, Malaysia   Introduction Indians are one of the largest races in Malaysia. Most In...

A Short History of Tamil Schools in Malaya/ Malaysia

A Short History of Tamil Schools in Malaya/ Malaysia Associate Professor Sivachandralingam Sundara Raja, Department of History, University Malaya, [email protected] It has been 200 years since the first Tamil class was held in 1816 at the Penang Free School, founded by Reverend R.S...

Indian Diaspora

Indian Diaspora John Mathew Chandi John, Philanthropist, Author and Entrepreneur The word diaspora has its origin in Ancient Greek and meant scattering or sowing of seeds. In today’s context I am one of those seeds. Further the word was used to convey the exodus of Jews in 538 BC to...

‘Airlift’ and a reflection on India’s Diaspora Policy

‘Airlift’ and a reflection on India’s Diaspora Policy Dr Amba Pande, School of International studies,JNU, Email: [email protected] Films and novels based on real life events always have more than just the story to look into. The context and the narrative expo...

Migration Development Nexus: South Asian Perspective

Migration Development Nexus: South Asian Perspective Introduction Migration is one of the defining global issues of the early twenty-first century. Approximately 175 million people, including 10.4 million refugees reside outside their home country, or put another way, one out of eve...

Forced Migration on the Rise?

Forced Migration on the Rise? Dr. M. Mahalingam, Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Analysis, New Delhi. It is a timely revelation with the release of a  new report  entitled ‘The Global Refugee Crisis: A Conspiracy of Neglect’ (2015) by the Amnesty International acc...

Aspirations of Malaysian Indian towards 2020: Dr Denison Jayasooria

There is much anticipation for the Eleventh Malaysia Plan which will chart Malaysia’s development agenda for the next five years between 2016 and 2020. The Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), UKM together with Yayasan Pemulihan Sosial (YPS) in collaboration with the Unit for Socio-Econo...

A Tale of Two giant Diasporas: How Chinese Diaspora outperformed their Indian Counterparts?

A Tale of Two giant Diasporas: How did the Chinese Diaspora outperform their Indian Counterparts? Sadananda Sahoo Diasporas are a defining phenomena in the globalised world today. They are the people who live outside their home country but have socio-cultural and emotional roots in b...

Indian Diaspora in Africa: Historical Roots and Current Strength

By Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Gupta, Assistant Professor at Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi India has more than three thousand years’ history of cultural and commercial relations with Africa. Commercial relations have a longer history than cultural contacts. Indian sources ...

India's Diaspora Policy and Foreign Policy: An Overview

There is a convergence of Diaspora policy and foreign policy due to the embedded role of Diaspora in the foreign affairs, says Dr. Mahalingam M* Diasporas have emerged as powerful entities since they are recognized as ‘soft power’ in the realm of foreign policy strategy and also a...

Diasporic Consciousness in the works of Jhumpa Lahiri and Bharati Mukherjee

Diasporic Consciousness in the works of Jhumpa Lahiri and Bharati Mukherjee Sai Diwan The sociological implications of Diaspora have been incorporated into literature to produce a flourishing genre in post modernism: Diasporic literature. Although the Greek etymology restricted itself to ...

Diasporic Identity and Journey in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake

Diasporic Identity and Journey in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake Barnali Dutta In the present era of transnational migration, the flow of the people among the different countries, convergence of the heterogeneous cultures, creolization of languages and hybridization of identities have b...

Nitaqat: Manifestation of new immigrant vulnerabilities

  I. Introduction: Contextualizing Nitaqat Nitaqat has been a buzzword among the Keralites for the last two months. The Arabic word Nitaqat means ‘differentiating’ or ‘differentiation’ from the other. The Government of Saudi Arabia has been trying for a Saudiz...

Southern Italy as a Nexus of Women’s Transnational Migration

Laura E. Ruberto, Berkeley City College Contemporary Italian transnational migration has mainly been studied in urban centers, and yet looking at migration in Italy’s Southern rural areas is particularly revealing. The dynamic between the image of a Southern Italy that is economically d...

Gandhi and Indian Diaspora

  Gandhi and Indian Diaspora Ambassador J.C. Sharma* As a mass leader, Gandhi’s principles have always fostered communal harmony, international relations and understanding, and protest against colonial and racial discrimination. Diaspora too is yet another domain where Gand...

Oak Creek Sikh Temple Killings: A Historical Perspective

    Oak Creek Sikh Temple Killings: A Historical Perspective  Dr. Shinder S. Thandi  This year Sikhs are celebrating the centenary of the establishment of the first Sikh Temple on American soil in Stockton, CA in 1912. The tragic killings of 6 Sikhs and an Amer...

Management of the Serbian Diaspora Virtual University as a Complex Organization.

  As the transnational movement of people increases, the world’s most developed countries have elevated immigration policy to the status of a principal strategy for economic development. “A war for talent” is the phrase coined to describe severe competition among these ...

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