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roundtable discussion on the NRC

A Roundtable discussion on the NRC on 30.07.2018, that deemed more than 40 lakh people to be non-citizens. Mr. Rajat Ray moderated the discussion between Prof. Ranabir Samaddar, Prof. Samir Das and Mr Subir Bhaumik.

Essential Links on Calcutta Research Group’s Works on Migration and Forced Migration Studies

  • The Calcutta Research Group has organised annual Winter Courses on Forced Migration from 2003 to 2013. For details such as course modules, readings, assignments and reports,see: CLICK HERE

  • The fourteenth Conference of the International Association for Studies in Forced Migration (IASFM) on ‘Contested Spaces & Cartographic Challenges’ was hosted by the Calcutta Research Group during January 6-9, 2013. This was the first time that the conference was hosted in South Asia. For details see: CLICK HERE

  • An extensive campaign and detailed study of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the form of workshops, roundtables and public lectures has been initiated by the Calcutta Research Group. For details see:CLICK HERE || For reports on IDPs, see: CLICK HERE

  • For a detailed information on significant works on IDPs, such as Internal Displacement in South Asia (Edited By Paula Banerjee, Sabyasachi Basu Roy Chowdhury, Samir Kumar Das, Thousand Oaks, California, New Delhi, London: Sage Publishers, 2005) see: CLICK HERE

  • Calcutta Research Group’s study on forced migration focuses on state policies in South Asia and elsewhere with relation to refugee rights, gender rights, refugee care and forced displacement. For details on the subject of refugee studies, see: CLICK HERE

  • For particulars on important publications on migration and refugees such as Refugees in West Bengal – Institutional Practices and Contested Identities (Edited by Pradip Kumar Bose, Calcutta : Calcutta Research Group, 2000); Refugees and the State-Practices of Asylum and Care in India, 1947-2000 (Edited by Ranabir Samaddar, Thousand Oaks, California, New Delhi, London: Sage Publishers, 2003); Unstable Populations, Anxious States: Mixed and Massive Population Flows in South Asia (Edited by Paula Banerjee, Calcutta: Stree Publishers 2013) & Migration and Circles of Insecurity (Ranabir Samaddar and Paula Banerjee, New Delhi: Rupa & Co, 2010) see:CLICK HERE

  • Calcutta Research Group has a peer-reviewed and refereed journal; Refugee Watch that offers an analysis of migration and forced migration from a distinctively South Asian perspective. It can be accessed at CLICK HERE || The Fleeing People of South Asia, A Collection of Essays from Refugee Watch, (Edited by Sibaji Pratim Basu, London: Anthem Press, 2009) can be accessed at CLICK HERE

  • Calcutta Research Group has a dynamic blog site that offers news, perspectives and research articles on migration, forced migration and displacement; Refugee Watch online can be accessed at CLICK HERE

  • In 2015, Calcutta Research Group introduced the position of a Distinguished Chair for Migration and Forced Migration Studies. For details on the activities of the Distinguished Chair, Professor Ranabir Samaddar and links related to the issue of migration and forced migration, see: CLICK HERE
  • recent Publications

    Upcoming events

  • 'The Rohingya In South Asia: People without a State' edited by Professor Ranabir Samaddar, Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, CRG, and Professor Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Vice Chancellor, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, will be released at the Press Club, Kolkata, on 20 September 2018, from 3-6 pm

  • 'Political Ecology of Survival:Life and Labour in the River Lands of East and North-East India' Edited by Madhurilata Basu, Rajat Roy & Ranabir Samaddar and 'Migrants in the Neoliberal City' Edited by Ranabir Samaddar will be released at FSI Hall, South Asian University, New Delhi on 26 September, 2018, from 4.30-6.30 pm
  • Upcoming Activities


    • Venue:
      Press Club, Kolkata

      20 September 2018
      at 3.00PM to 5.00 PM


    Research Workshop and International Conference on The State of the Global Protection System for Refugees and Migrants

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    Organised by

    Calcutta Research Group

    In Collaboration with

    School of International Relations & Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University
    Rabindra Bharati University
    Department of History, West Bengal State University
    Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS)

    Programme Statements & Past Programmes Details


    Krishna Trust

  • Late Krishna Bhattacharya was a founder member of Calcutta Research Group. Krishna Trust, set up in her memory, works for education and health of women.CRG plans to collaborate more deeply and meaningfully with the activities of Krishna Trust. This will be an humble effort on the part of CRG towards providing service to our society. For details of Krishna Trust.

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  • Autonomy, Social Justice, Governance and Democracy

  • The proposal views the rural migrants in the cities as a critical component of the urban poor; it explains the reasons for holding such a view, and hopes that the lessons will be extremely relevant for studies on the urban poor as a whole. It indicates the kind of concepts, knowledge, and resources and concepts the research wants to draw upon, also the gaps this research wants to address. It will be a three year research and dialogue programme (2013-2016). It will be conducted in collaboration with the Ford Foundation.

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    Previous Programme with Ford Foundation..
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    • Refugee Watch & Refugee Watch Online

      Refugee Watch, the biannual, peer-reviewed and refereed flagship journal of the Calcutta Research Group that offers a space for debate on refugees, forced migration, displacement, statelessness and related issues will be merging with its online co-publication, Refugee Watch Online, which primarily presents brief news, reports, views and comments pertaining to the human rights of the forcibly displaced. Refugee Watch and Refugee Watch Online will be operating from a common dedicated website shortly.


    • Follow Ranabir Samaddar on

      Mass Movements and Naxalbari, (Anustup, 2017) ...CLICK HERE


      CRG Library will open Tuesday to Friday 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm and Saturday  10.00 am to 2.00 pm . For enquiries contact CRG Office

    • Recent activities

      International Conference on Social & Political Mapping of Popular Movements, Logistical Vision & Infrastructure of India

      31 August-3 September, 2018

      For details CLICK HERE

      Fifth Krishna Memorial Award for Women Educationist, Students & Caregivers

      16 February, 2018

      For details CLICK HERE

      Capital in the East
      Marx's Capital after 150 Years

      30 & 31 January, 2018

      For details CLICK HERE

      Research Workshop on Cities, Rural Migrants and the Urban Poor

      26 & 27 December, 2017

      For details CLICK HERE