India Migration Report 2019 examines the issues of identity related to integration in European societies. It examines the multifarious nature of social, economic and political engagements of the Indian diaspora with their host societies in Europe. This volume: assesses the historical trends in migration to Europe, mobility paths and transnational networks of skilled Indian migrants, as well as recent tendencies in movements of migrants; explores the roles of Indian migrants in transforming host societies with their skills and capabilities; highlights their contribution towards the development of their homeland through knowledge transfer, philanthropy, capital flows, remittances and investment; takes stock of the impact of recent events, especially anti-immigrant positioning of some political parties in EU; uses mixed research methods including ethnography and key informant interviews, and in-depth case studies. The volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of development studies, economics, demography, sociology and social anthropology, and migration and diaspora studies.
Table of contents:
1. Skilled Indians in Switzerland: Mobility Paths and Transnational Connections Gabriela Tejada 2. Crossing Past and Present: Heritage and Identity among Hindu-Gujarati Diaspora in Portugal Ines Lourenco 3. Indian Community in the United Kingdom: Settlement, Achievements and Challenges Shinder S. Thandi 4. The Punjabi Diaspora in the United Kingdom: An Overview of Characteristics and Contributions to India Rupa Chanda 5. Pathways of Integration in Italy: Indian Immigrants in Emilia Romagna Meenakshi Thapan 6. International Migration and Place-Based Inequalities: The Case of High-Skilled Migration and Student Mobility To Eastern Germany Mustafa Aksakal 7. The Abstract Concept of an `Indian Community': Perceptions of High-Skilled Migrants and International Students from India In Germany Kerstin Schmidt 8. Skilled Indian Migrants and Their Differential Engagement with the Dutch Society Ajay Bailey 9. Transnational Emotion Work: The Punjabi Diaspora in Europe Steve Taylor 10. Creating Communities Within a Community: Understanding the Indian Diaspora in Europe Priya Vijaykumar Poojary 11. The Effect of Economic and Cultural Capital on Bonding and Bridging Ties: A Study of First-Generation Malayalees in Sweden Renu Vinod 12. Transforming Homelands: Punjabi Diaspora and Capital Flows Rosy Hastir 13. Diasporic Ageing and Home-making Practices of Hindustani Surinamese Older Adults in The Netherlands Mareleen Fluit, Ajay Bailey and Ruben Bouwman 14. From Kerala to Switzerland: India's Forgotten Diaspora Santhy Iyyakkunnel 15. Changing Demographics and Intimate Relation Patterns among Indian Diaspora in Denmark Rashmi Singla and Ambika Varma 16. Economic Impacts of Migration on UK Labour Markets: The Case Study of Indians in Britain Yasin Kerem Gumus and Rakesh Ranjan 17. The Impact of Trump Administration on Immigration S. Irudaya Rajan and Nikhil Panicker 18. Impact of Demographic Transition in Kerala on Migration and Labour Force S. Irudaya Rajan, Benoy Peter, Udaya S Mishra and Vishnu Narendran 19. Panel Data Analysis in Kerala Migration Surveys, 1988-2013 S. Irudaya Rajan and K. C. Zachariah 20. Migration and Income Inequality: Evidence from Rural Uttar Pradesh Ruchi Singh
S. Irudaya Rajan is Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. With more than three decades of research experience in Kerala, he has coordinated seven major migration surveys (1998, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2016) in Kerala (with Professor K. C. Zachariah), led the migration surveys in Goa (2008) and Tamil Nadu (2015), provided technical support to the Gujarat Migration Survey (2010) and Punjab Migration Survey (2011). He has published extensively in national and international journals on demographic, social, economic, political, and psychological implications of international migration. Professor Rajan is currently engaged in several projects on international migration with the New York University, UAE Exchange Centre, India Centre for Migration of the Ministry of External Affairs and International Labour Migration. He worked closely with the erstwhile Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India; Department of Non-Resident Keralite Affairs (NORKA), Government of Kerala and Kerala State Planning Board. He is currently co-chairing the working group on NORKA for the 13th five-year plan (2017-2022) of Kerala State Planning Board, Government of Kerala and is initiating the Kerala Migration Survey 2018, funded by the Department of NORKA, Government of Kerala. He is editor of the two Routledge series India Migration Report (annual) since 2010 and South Asia Migration Report (biennial) and the founder Editor-in-Chief of the journal Migration and Development.