Political Development of Indians During The Japanese Occupation In Malaya (Malaysia), 1941-1945

This paper looks at the political development of Indians during the Japanese occupation in Malaya. The Japanese Occupation in Malaya from 1941 to 1945 left many political effects in Malaya. The Japanese occupation has left some positive effects on the poltical development of Indians, particularly...

Issues and Challenges of Forced- Seasonal Labour Migrants: A study in Bolangir District of Odisha

People migrate, where they get more opportunities for their existence and survival. There are pull factors and push factors behind migration. Seasonal labour migration has turned as a common source of income for the poor in rural areas in Bolangir district of Odisha. Most of the people, who migra...

Migration and Cultural Challenges through Gender Lense: Punjabi Transnationalism in Doaba Region (Punjab)

In the contemporary world the process of globalization, migration and transnationalism have increased rapidly which creates challenges for the existence of traditional society. Migration of family members continuously brings changes in the home land countries and significant changes at family fro...

Diasporic Feminism and Locating Women in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Arranged Marriage

Indian diaspora women have effort to understand their multiple identities, their relation to different communities, and their connectedness to various social movements and women’s movements and their struggle against various inequality existed in society. Indian diasporic feminism conceptua...

Questioning Global Muslim Diaspora: Tahmima Anam’s The Good Muslim

Wars have unquestionably depressing impacts on its survivors. What history tells us about war is that the survivors, by and large, endure a psychological crisis due to the horrific events they frequently encounter. The connection between Islam and terrorism turns out to be a hotly debated subject...

Migration and Ethnicity as Determinants of Health and Well-being: A Public Health Perspective

Human Migration is increasingly becoming as one of the most important social phenomena in ‘time’ and ‘space’ across all human society in this globalizing world and thus has changed the demographic-structural landscape at the receiving destination. It is also both great opp...

HILL TO PLAIN: CAUSES AND IMPACTS OF INTERNAL MIGRATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH

Various factors are related in internal migration of indigenous peoples from their ancestral places, that is hill, to the plain areas. This article aims to find out the pull and push factors of the indigenous migration. The study has been conducted in Chittagong Export Processing Zone at Chittago...

Difference and Marginalisation in Ramabai Espinet’s The Swinging Bridge

This study aims to interrogate the difference and marginalisation in Indian diaspora through an Indo-CaribbeanCanadian writer Ramabai Espinet’s novel The Swinging Bridge. It will largely focus on various issues of Indian immigrants in Caribbean. Indian Diaspora is a largest diaspora with di...

DIASPORA AND DIPLOMACY: THE STUDY OF INDIAN DIASPORA IN THE UNITED STATES

Globalization of the present century has created a global village connecting people of various regions, socio-economic, political and cultural backgrounds. Today International relations is about interconnectedness among population of different countries. In the recent years where government is be...

Changing identities of the symbol, ‘OM’: crossing borders, conflicting identities and violence in 1947

Long drawn debates in symbolic anthropology have projected the idea of symbols sustaining definitive meanings governed by fixed structures of identity and territory. This paper aims to highlight not only the shift in understanding of symbolism from a structuralist to a post structuralist framewor...

Construing the Rohingya Crisis: Tracing in difference and Injustice in a Narrative of Displacement and Refugee

This paper endeavours to engage with the Rohingya crisis, visually explained as the boat people. The attempt is to transcend the immediate context of a stranded people and explore the larger world of reference, compelling the people to take suicidal voyage. In absolute definiteness, their lives u...

GLOBALIZATION AND FORCED MIGRATION AMONG THE KONDH OF ODISHA: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY

In a global context, Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG model) are no longer an opinion but a fact. Globalization is often associated with the integration of the world, with the market breaking open the barriers across nation states in terms of flow of trade, finance, knowledge,...

REMITTANCES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM KYRGYZSTAN

In many developing countries, remittance payments from migrant workers have become an increasingly important source of foreign income. Empirical studies that implemented for various countries reveal workers’ remittances may have positive, negative or neutral effect on economic growth. This ...

Redrawing the contours of Diaspora representations: with special implication to Gulf migrants from Kerala

Besides the growing popularity of Gulf Diasporas in economic studies, understanding the literary and cultural contributions made by the same in redefinines the contemporary diaspora populations and also representing certain diasporas that lay claims of past histories of migration remains limited....

A Study on Remittances and Development Outcomes Evidence from India

India hasbeen occupyinga prominent position in the global remittance atlas especially after the emergence of oil-backed economies in west Asia.  It is getting benefited as its diaspora is spread across the world. Remittancehas become an important external source of many developing countries....

South Asian Diaspora in Spain and its representation in Spanish Cinema

Spain, traditionally a migrant sending country, has received a great number of immigrants since early 2000s. Migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have formed a small but important South Asian Diaspora in Spain that is often perceived as a homogenous group by the Spanish people. Although t...

Nursing Profession: A Promising Route to International Migration

Migration of healthcare professionals is not a new phenomenon. The history of nurses travelling to colonies has been replaced by migration of nurses from colonial countries to developed regions of the world. Indian nurses by their enhanced knowledge, skill and professional conduct transformed the...

BANGLADESHI IMMIGRANTS IN ASSAM: THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FORCED ‘OTHER’

The politics of immigration manipulation in Assam has witnessed a gradual transformation from its economic roots, an aspect that has been often neglected in the quest for forming a historical trajectory of immigration instead. Further, the change in the debate from economy to polity as seen from ...

Interrogating Identities with Respect to Home in Vikram Seth’s From Heaven Lake

This paper attempts to examine migration in context of globalization and the twenty-first century dynamics between the global and the local and/or vice-versa. Apart from economic migrations, a huge section of migrated individuals travel across national boundaries for the purpose of education. Mig...

Loss and Exile: Refugees’ Experiences in Susan Abulhawa’s Mornings in Jenin

Susan Abulhawa’s debut novel Mornings in Jenin (2006) intricately captures the traumatic vicissitudes of the Palestinian refugees against the historical backdrop of the incessant Israel-Palestine political conflict. Delineating the pathetic turmoil of a Palestinian family across four-genera...

Forced Migration: Plight of the Hindu Minority In Bangladesh and Present Crisis in Assam

The present study falls on the conflict induced forced migration. In this situation people are forced to leave their ancestral home for fear of life and property. Such people usually flee across the international borders in search of refuge or seek asylum under international law. Vari...

Understanding Educational Out-Migration: A Case Study of Himachal Pradesh

Efforts of the government to Universalize School Education have resulted in an increased demand for Higher Education on a large scale today. An outcome of which is very clearly visible in the large number of colleges and universities that have come up in the recent years. Students also mo...

BANGLADESHI IMMIGRANTS IN ASSAM: THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FORCED ‘OTHER’

The politics of immigration manipulation in Assam has witnessed a gradual transformation from its economic roots, an aspect that has been often neglected in the quest for forming a historical trajectory of immigration instead. Further, the change in the debate from economy to polity as seen from ...

Battling Life in Exile: An exploratory study of Burmese Refugee in Delhi

The primary aim of the paper is to understand the experience of being a “Burmese Refugee” in India. This study explored reasons for leaving Burma, experience of fleeing, difficulties faced in India, sense of loss and trauma, and achievements of refugees in the host country. It also ex...

Loss and Exile: Refugees’ Experiences in Susan Abulhawa’s Mornings in Jenin

Susan Abulhawa’s debut novel Mornings in Jenin (2006) intricately captures the traumatic vicissitudes of the Palestinian refugees against the historical backdrop of the incessant Israel-Palestine political conflict. Delineating the pathetic turmoil of a Palestinian family across fou...

Interrogating Identities with Respect to Home in Vikram Seth’s From Heaven Lake

This paper attempts to examine migration in context of globalization and the twenty-first century dynamics between the global and the local and/or vice-versa. Apart from economic migrations, a huge section of migrated individuals travel across national boundaries for the purpose of education. Mig...

INDIAN DIASPORA: Women (Nurses) migration towards Gulf countries from 1970s to 1990s

Keralese nurses are undergoing an amazed development in the professional and migratory niches. In late 1970s, nursing labour market has initiated active recruiting of Indian nurses in the Gulf and other countries. This migration has provided good economic and social conditions to India, especiall...

Changing Patterns of Sexuality in Caribbean: Indian diaspora and popular culture

Sexuality has always been a subject of hierarchically positioning ones identity by constructing a superior masculinity vis-à-vis a frail, docile and submissive feminine counterpart. Representation of sexuality and gender identity within Indian Diaspora was no exception to it. The i...

International Migration and Remittances: A Nexus Between Migrants’ and Non Migrants’ Households

Punjab state occupies rank two in terms of outmigration and remittances in India. Punjab remains the pioneer state for outmigration to other developed and developing economies. Remittances, the direct outcome of the international migration and the local development are positively correlat...

Transnational Dynamics and new Politics of Engagement: Role of Diasporas in South Asian conflicts

Research Monograph Series This paper is an attempt to understand the transnational links ofand strategies adopted by diasporas in engaging with their homelands vis-à-vis policies adopted by homelands in engaging its diasporas. It undertakes case studies of four South Asian conflict...

Migration and Its Psychological Impacts: A Study of Benyamin’s Novel Goat Days

Abstract   Migration is a process of social, cultural and psychological changes where an individual leaves one geographical area and settles down in a new geographical area. The reasons behind migration can be different, such as economic betterment, political upheaval, and ed...

Between the Native Land and the City: Negotiations and Experiences of the Santal Migrants in Kolkata

Abstract    India is the abode of hundreds of tribal communities constituting 8.2 percent of the total population of the country. The ‘adivasis’, as they are called, generally maintained a very contented, isolated and self-sufficient life with their fascinating rich ...

Gender, Migration and Fundamental Rights: A Discourse on India‘s Commitment to its Constitution

A widespread phenomenon in India is internal migration involving large numbers of people migrating from their homes to other places. Statistics show that a majority of these are women who move for familial and economic reasons. Further, the feminization of migration, along with globalizat...

Social Networking and Livelihoods: A Study of Tibetan Refugees in Delhi

Research Monograph Series No. 9 The Tibetans in India are considered an exile diaspora having unique strategy in their adaptation and livelihood in the alien land. Challenges relating to their roots as well as to the existential socio-cultural and economic issues often make the Tibetan commun...

Exploring the diasporic Malaysian Indian’s national identity through multi-voiced storytelling in Muthammal Palanisamy’s, From Shore To Shore (2002)

Abstract   This paper explores Muthammal Palanisamy’s life-writing From Shore to Shore by con-centrating on how the author, a postcolonial diasporic Malaysian Indian female, prob-lematises and legitimises the hybridity caused by migrant traversals, where life-writing and its te...

State Strategies of Differentiated Citizenship: India’s Diaspora Engagement Policy

GRFDT Research Monograph VII Abstract  The nature of emigrant or diasporic citizenshipassumes a differentiated form depending on how the state of origin choses to engage with its diaspora residing in different parts of the world, having different migration history, and possessing dif...

Indian Immigrants in Britain: Features of Diasporic Life Post 2000s

GRFDT Research Monograph Series VI Abstract  Being the single largest ethnic minority with a migration history since 1600, Indian im-migrants are an established community in Britain, many a time projected as a model minority. It is an internally diverse community with differences in ...

Remittance and Development: A Study of Selected Villages of Mithilanchal Region of Bihar by Rakesh Ranjan

GRFDT Research Monograph Series  V Abstract With estimated $70 billion remittances received by India in 2014, it has gradually been viewed as the potential creating socioeconomic development of migrant families left behind. However, the long-term wellbeing is possible through the pro...

Indian Ethnic Civil Society Movement in Malaysia: The Case of HINDRAF: M. Mahalingam

GRFDT Research Monograph Series IV     GRFDT Research Monograph 4 April 2015  Abstract  This paper examines the causes for the rise of the Indian ethnic civil society movement in relation to the HINDRAF in the recent past in Malaysia. The paper is premised ...

Role of Diaspora in Indo-Pak Peace Building: Arsala Nizami

GRFDT Research Monograph Series III Abstract  This paper throws light on the efforts of South Asian diaspora in the US in building peace between their home countries. Diasporas have always been considered as actors having an influence on the politics and economy of the hostland. Howe...

Social Exclusion and Marginalisation of Indian Plantation Working Class- The Malaysian Plantation Experience: M. Mahalingam

GRFDT Research Monograph Series II Abstract  This paper looks at the various forms of social exclusion which resulted in perpetuation of poverty and marginalization of Indian plantation working class. Thus, the paper takes upon social exclusion approach for analysis. Even though the ...

Representation of Indian Women in Select Indian Diasporic Narratives: Pooja and Aditya Raj

GRFDT Research Monograph Series I Abstract  This paper looks at the experiences of Indian women as represented in Indian diasporic narratives. Bharati Mukherjee’s “Jasmine” (1989) and Iqbal Ramoowalia’s “The Death of a Passport” (2003) are the sele...

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