Born as a facilitating group in support of the peace movement in West Bengal, particularly during the Third Joint Conference of the Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy - an unprecedented public gathering of 400 peace activists of the sub-continent for 4 days in Calcutta in 1996 - the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group is now known as the Calcutta Research Group (CRG). The founders were a group of researchers, trade unionists, feminist thinkers and women’s rights campaigners, academics, journalists, and lawyers. This was to be a forum for policy discussion and analysis on issues of democracy, human rights, peace, and justice. 

        Developing as a forum of mostly young public activists and socially committed researchers, CRG is now well-known for its research, dialogues, and advocacy work. It has  carved out a niche for itself in the scholar-activist world for its policy studies on autonomy, human rights, women’s dignity, issues of forced displacement and migration, peace and conflict resolution, citizenship, borders and border-conflicts, and other themes relevant to democracy.  The emphasis that CRG places on the East and the Northeast in its research and dialogues has now resulted in a strong network of scholars, activists, and institutions in the region.

 

 

 

Workshop on “West Bengal-Bangladesh Border: Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues” on 17 December 2014 at Sabhaghar 1- Swabhumi


 

Recent Publication/s
Book
» Forced Migration & Media Mirrors

Edited by Sibaji Pratim Basu

 

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Journal
» Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration (42)
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» Index of Refugee Watch (1998-2011)

                                

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Research Papers
» Body/Law/Technology: The Political Implications of Society as Apparatus (PP-63)

by Itty Abraham

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Workshop on

"West Bengal-Bangladesh Border :

Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues "

 

CRG in association with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is going to organize a workshop on “West Bengal-Bangladesh Border: Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues” on 17 December 2014 at Sabhaghar 1- Swabhumi

 

for Concept Note... CLICK HERE

 

 

International Conference on 

Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia

Kolkata, 7-8 November, 2014
(Friday, Saturday)

 
The Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (MCRG) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo are jointly organizing the International Conference on “Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia”. This is the final conference for a collaborative project entitled Making Women Count for Peace: Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia. Funded by the Research Council of Norway’s INDNOR and NORGLOBAL programmes, the project aims to generate new knowledge and debate on women’s empowerment and the challenges facing implementation of UNSCR 1325 in India and Nepal. With a focus on Northeast Indian experiences and a comparative look at Nepal, the project addresses the role of women in local governance and politics, particularly within the context of peace and security processes.

Read more, CLICK HERE

for conference schedule... CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group
GC-45, First Floor, Sector-III
Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 106, West Bengal, India
Phone: +91-33-23370408, Fax: +91-33-23371523
Email: mcrg@mcrg.ac.in; Web:
http://www.mcrg.ac.in
 

 
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Fifth Critical Studies Conference

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Friday Lectures@ CRG
 

CRG is inviting abstracts (of not more than 300 words) from scholars, students and activists along with a short bio-note. You can mail your abstracts to
Madhurilata Basu
at
madhurilata@mcrg.ac.in

for details CLICK HERE
 

 

 

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