ABSTRACT

In migration studies, the nexus between migration and development in the global South has been meticulously debated. However, a unanimous resolution to this debate has not been found, due to the ever-changing nature of international migration. This book advances knowledge on the global debate on the migration-development relationship by documenting experiences in a number of countries in South Asia.

Drawing on the experiences of global South Asians, this volume documents the impact of migration on the social, economic, and political fields in the broader context of development. It also presents a regional experience by looking into the migration-development nexus in the context of South Asia, and analyses the role South Asian migrants and diaspora communities play in the South Asian society. Contributions from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations and economics, document the development implications of South Asian migration. Broad in scope in terms of contents, timeline of migration, and geographical coverage, the book presents empirically-based case studies involving India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Nepal and their emigrants living and working in different parts of the world.

Going beyond reporting the impacts of migration on economic development by highlighting the implications of ‘social development’ on society, this book provides a fascinating contribution to the fields of Asian Development, Migration Studies and South Asian Studies.

chapter 1|21 pages

International migration and development in South Asia: an introduction

ByM D MIZANUR RAHMAN AND TAN TAI YONG

chapter 4|23 pages

British- Bangladeshi immigrants and the local political landscape in Bangladesh

ByKAZI NURMOHAMMAD HOSSAINUL HAQUE AND

chapter 5|17 pages

Indian professional immigrants and the healthcare sector in India

ByIndia RAKESH RANJAN

chapter 6|17 pages

A troublesome home? Transnational properties and its discontents in Indian Punjab

ByV . J . VARGHESE AND VIVEK THAKUR

chapter 7|16 pages

Bangladeshi migration to Southern Europe: implications on migrant families

ByM D MIZANUR RAHMAN AND MOHAMMAD ALAMGIR KABIR

chapter 8|18 pages

Indian migration to the Gulf and development challenges in India

ByIndia AJAYA KUMAR SAHOO

chapter 10|15 pages

Punjabi immigrants and rural development in the Doaba region of Indian Punjab

ByJASWINDER SINGH BRAR

chapter 13|17 pages

The other side of the migration and development nexus: human trafficking in Sri Lanka

ByKOPALAPILLAI AMIRTHALINGAM, DANESH JAYATILAKA