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 Special Issue: S Irudaya Rajan a& AKM Ahsan Ullah (2023) From knowledge to action: South Asian diaspora engagement in times of crisis, South Asian Diaspora, 15:2, 123-136, DOI: 10.1080/19438192.2023.2240611



IIMAD is pleased to announce the launch of the website for Migration and Development Journal(MAD) “Migration and Development” is available at https://journals.sagepub.com/home/mad At launch, the journal begins a free access period which ends on (06-12-2023).

Kerala Migration Survey 2023 takes place through Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation under the direction of Dr. S. Irudaya Rajan, Visiting Fellow, GIFT and Chair, IIMAD which is funded by the Government of Kerala.

The International Institute of Migration and Development welcomes
all interested Undergraduates, Postgraduates and aspiring
researchers to apply for the Internship programme at IIMAD



7 – 10 September 2022 – Rabat, Morocco | Submission Deadline: 1 March

As conveners of the track, Modernity, Aspirations, and the Culture of Migration in India within The Migration Conference, we welcome papers for a special session on India’s experience with migration in its varied aspects. The overarching goal of this track is to bring India to the centrestage of migration conversations, as a country of origin and destination.  

Over the last century, political divides, civil wars, development and economic policies in the Indian sub-continent have been the driving force for migration, both internal and international. India today is both a major country of origin for migrants as well as a popular destination for people from neighbouring countries.

Of the total migrant population, around one-in-twenty are Indian born. With about 18 million people living outside their country of birth, the Indian diaspora remains one of the largest in the world. Migration has also created new national identities, economic opportunities, and led to the formation of a culture of migration among many communities today. In addition to international migration, internal movements have also continued within India’s borders and more than 37 percent of the population is internally mobile according to the 2011 census data.

This track is designed to explore research on how the culture of migration in India has evolved and shaped aspirations over the past century. Some of the questions we hope to engage with but are limited to include, how has modernity shaped the movement of people within and out of India? What factors have enabled this mobility? How does forced displacement due to climate, conflict, and political instability fit into the discussion? We welcome papers and submissions that examine the intersections of gender, displacement, economics, politics, and conflict that continually shape migration cultures across the region and any other aspect of mobility throughout post-independent and contemporary India.

We look forward to receiving your contributions. Please submit at:  submit.migrationconference.net

Selected papers will be included in a book published by the Transnational Press London.