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.


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Recent Publication/s
» Index of Refugee Watch (1998-2011)


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» Refugee Watch (Issues No. 43 & 44)
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Research Papers
» West Bengal-Bangladesh Borders: Humanitarian Issues

by A.Ghosh, S. Sengupta & P. Banerjee

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» Research on the Humanitarian Aspects along the Indo-Bangladesh Border
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» Making Women Count for Peace: Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia
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Brief news, reports, views
and comments on issues of 
forced displacement

 CRG Requires Research and Programme Associate/s

Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group requires for its research on ‘Popular Movements and Left Cultural Practices in West Bengal’ a Research and Programme Associate on consolidated pay of Rs. 25,000-30,000/- p.m.  for one year.  The candidate must have Ph. D. or M. Phil. Degree in Social Sciences or humanities with publications.  The candidate should be preferably below 40 years in age.  Candidate/s with proficiency in English and Bengali, readiness to do fieldwork and having interest in citizenship studies, human rights, and urban studies well be preferred.   Selected candidate/s will have to join in the first week of July 2015.  Detailed applications along with two recommendation letters may be sent by post or by e-mail before 15 June 2015 to the Office Secretary, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, GC-45, Sector – III, First Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700106 (e-mail:  Phone: 91-33-23370408; Fax – 91-33-23371523). Applicants are requested to consult MCRG website ( for information on the institution.  Any enquiry on this will be welcome.




 Let's Support Nepal...

We, Calcutta Research Group (CRG) and the Nepal Institute of Peace (NIP), are going to support the people of Nepal in this hour of need and work on monitoring the situation and ensuring the transparency of relief fund provided by various donor agencies for government and non-government organizations in Nepal. We request all concerned people to come forward and show solidarity with the people of Nepal by donating money to the relief fund organized by CRG and NIP.


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Samaresh Guchhait (Email:,

Som Niroula (Email:, and

Shiva Kumar Dhungana (Email: /






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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
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