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.


CRG Cordially invites you to A Public Lecture by C Raja Mohan on June 24,2016 at University of Calcutta, Alipore Campus, 4.00 P.M.

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» Cities, Rural Migrants & the Urban Poor-III : Migration & the Urban Question in Delhi

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» Rohingyas : The Emergence of a Stateless Community
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Brief news, reports, views
and comments on issues of 
forced displacement


for Refugee Watch Online

Calcutta Research Group (CRG) Cordially invites you to 

A Friday Lecture @CRG

József Böröcz, Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University


Materialist Background to the 2015 "Refugee Crisis of Europe"

Venue: CRG Seminar Room, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Date: June 17, 2016 || Time: 4.30 P.M.

 Abstract ... CLICK HERE


Calcutta Research Group (CRG) Cordially invites you to 

A Public Lecture

Professor C Raja Mohan, Director, Carnegie India


" Reconnecting the Subcontinent : India and New Silk Roads"

Venue: University of Calcutta, Alipore Campus, Kolkata

Date: June 24, 2016 || Time: 4.00 P.M.

 Abstract ... CLICK HERE



Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group in collaboration with Global Migration Centre, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) is organizing an international conference on

Borders, Violence and Identities

(21 December – 23 December, 2016)

for details CLICK HERE



Refugee Watch Special Issue on Syrian Refugee Crises

 (For December, 2016)


for details CLICK HERE


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Welcome to Interrogating Forced Migration: 

A Research Workshop






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
Sucharita Sengupta at

for details CLICK HERE


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