This handbook marks a key intervention in refugee studies in India―home to diverse groups of refugees, including an entire government in exile. It unravels the various socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of refugee issues in India.
The volume examines the various legal, political and policy frameworks for accommodating refugees or asylum seekers in India, including the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Registry of Citizens. It evaluates the lack of uniformity in the Indian legal and political framework to deal with its refugee population and analyses the grounds of inclusion or exclusion for different groups. Drawing from the experiences of Jewish, Tibetan, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghan, and Rohingya refugees in India, it analyses debates around marginalization, citizenship and refugee rights. It also explores the spatial and gendered dimensions of forced migration and the cultural and social lives of displaced communities, including their quest for decent work, education, and health.
The volume will be an indispensable reference for scholars, researchers and students of refugee studies, migration and diaspora studies, public policy, social policy and development studies.