Distinguished Chair on Migration and Forced Migration Studies

The Governing Body of Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (CRG) took a resolution  in its 35th Governing Body Meeting held on 23 August 2015 to institute a Distinguished Chair on Migration and Forced Migration Studies and it was offered to Professor Ranabir Samaddar The resolution was also approved by the members of CRG in its 19th Annual General Meeting held on 23 August 2015. The acceptance speech by Professor Samaddar "Crisis in Greece: Europe's Post Colonial Destiny" was held at the Academy of Fine Arts on 3 October 2015  from 6 - 8pm. For details of the programme click here .

 

 

Publications of the Chair Since 2015

 

  (Co-edited), The Rohingya in South Asia: People without a State (New York: Routledge,2018)
  (Co-edited), Logistical Asia (Singapore: Springer, 2018)
   (Authored) Karl Marx and the Postcolonial Age (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2017)
  (Co-authored), “Workers’ Struggles and Autonomy: Strategic and Tactical Considerations” in Dario Azzellini and Michael G. Kraft, The Class Strikes Back: Self Organized Workers’ Struggles in the Twenty-First Century (Leiden: Brill, 2017)
  “Borders of Labour and Refugee Economies”, Refugee Watch, Issue 50, December 2017
  “The Ecological Migrant in Postcolonial Time” in Andrew Baldwin and Giovanni Bettini (eds.), Life Adrift: Climate Change, Migration, Critique (London and New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017)
  “The Logistical City”, IIC Quarterly, Special Issue on “The Contemporary Urban Conundrum”, Winter 2016-Spring 2017
  “Power and Responsibility at the margins: The Case of India in the Global Refugee Regime”, Refuge, Volume 33, No 1, 2017
  “Une critique postcoloniale de l’accumulation contemporaine du capital” (French translation of “A Postcolonial Critique of capital Accumulation Today”, Actuel Marx, 61, 2017
  Autonomy in India: Tactical and Strategic Considerations on the New Wave of Workers’ Struggles, Viewpoint, January 2017 CLICK HERE
  Ranabir Samaddar Speaks on Rohingya Crisis : It is also a Question of Human Rights, Ananadabazar Patrika, 2017 CLICK HERE
  A long month in the life of turbulent West Bengal, Catch News, 2017 CLICK HERE
  The Logistical City, 2017 CLICK HERE
  Mamata’s pro-poor policies alone may not be enough to stop BJP in Bengal, 2017 CLICK HERE
  50 years of Naxalbari: why the new milieu it spawned is still relevant today, 2017 CLICK HERE
  "The Labour of the Refugee Economy", Refugee Watch Online, 2017 CLICK HERE
  The Crisis of 1974: Railway Strike and the Rank and File, Primus Books, 2017.
  Accumulation in Post-Colonial Capitalism, co-edited with Iman Kumar Mitra and Samita Sen, Springer, 2017.
  “Education, Inequality, and Neo liberalism” in Avinash Kumar Singh (ed.), Education and Empowerment in India, London and New York: Routledge, 2016
  A Post-Colonial Enquiry into Europe’s Debt and Migration Crisis, Springer, 2016.
  Cultures of Governance and Peace A Comparison of EU and Indian Theoretical and Policy Approaches, co-edited with J. Peter Burgess and Oliver P. Richmond, Manchester, 2016
  “Forced Migration Situations as exceptions in History?” International Journal of Migration and Border Studies. CLICK HERE
  "A life beyond boundaries": Benedict Anderson 1936-2015, Biblio , January-February 2016. CLICK HERE
  Human Migration as Crisis of Europe”,  Economic and Political Weekly, L (51), 19 December 2015 CLICK HERE
  “Beyond the Frame of Practical Reason: The Indian Evidence Act and Its Performative Life”, Diogenes, 60 (3-4), 2015
  “The Indian Railway Workers and the Crisis of 1974”, Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 18, December 2015
  “The Politics of Indebtedness and Government”, Alternatives (Montreal), October 2015 CLICK HERE 
  “The Violent Foundations of Citizenship” in Samir K. Das (ed.), India: Democracy and Violence (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015)
  “The Post-Colonial Bind of Greece”, August 2015 CLICK HERE 
  “Violence along the Indo-Bangladesh Border”, Broken Rifle: War Resisters’ International, 103, August 2015 CLICK HERE
  A Report on Rohingyas : The Emergence of a Stateless Community. CLICK HERE