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SASNET/NCI/ISEC Workshop on Urbanization and Migration in Transnational India
March 5, 2013 - 00:00-March 7, 2013 - 00:00
The Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET), the Nordic Centre in India (NCI), and the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) organize an explorative workshop on “Urbanization and Migration in Transnational India: Work and Family Life from a Welfare Perspective” in Bangalore, India, during the period 5–7 March 2013.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together Nordic and Indian researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences to identify new areas of research on the ways in which work and family life in India are rapidly being transformed by urbanization, national and transnational migration, and new economic policies, especially with regard to welfare distribution and social security. The objective of the workshop is to lay the groundwork for research cooperation between Nordic and Indian researchers, while providing young scholars in both countries an opportunity to establish contacts with prominent researchers in the field.
Close to 50 researchers and doctoral students from different universities and research institutes in the Nordic countries and India have been invited to participate in the workshop. The discussions on urbanization and migration in transnational India will be structured by the following sessions:
– Migrations and Modes of Urbanization
– Changing Ruralities and Urban Life
– Diasporas and Transnational Networks
– Migrations and Family Life
– Migrations, Margins, and Exclusions
– Employment and Self-employment in Urban India
The workshop is one of the projects that were granted funding in 2012 from the Swedish Research Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS) under a special call for proposals for arranging workshops to explore future research cooperation specifically with India.
More information on the FAS workshop funding.
The organizing committee consists of Dr. Anna Lindberg, SASNET; Dr. Kristina Myrvold, NCI; and Professor Gopal Karanth, ISEC, whereas Ms. Christabel Royan from NCI is the workshop coordinator. Venue: Institute For Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Nagarbhavi, Bangalore.