About calcutta research group (crg)

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.

Current Issue of Refugee Watch Journal... CLICK HERE


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


    Pedagogy of Migration Studies: A Roundtable," on 13.01.2022, Thursday, 6 PM IST.

    Anju Mary Paul, Yale- NUS College, Singapore
    Joyce C. H. Liu, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
    Natalija Perišić, University of Belgrade, Serbia

    Paula Banerjee, University of Calcutta & CRG

    Registration link: CLICK HERE



    The Calcutta Research Group in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and Institute for Human Sciences Vienna (IWMPedagogy of Migration Studies: A Roundtable," on 13.01.2022, Thursday, 6 PM IST. workshop and international conference on ‘Global Protection on Migrants and Refugees’ from 15th-20th November 2021 in Kolkata......Read More

    A CRG Series in the Corona Times: Six Lectures on Migrants and Refugees


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    previous CRG Webinars, 2020

  • Previous CRG Webinars, 2020... CLICK HERE

  • Audio and Video Resources

  • Archives of Audio and Video Resources .... CLICK HERE     

     Index of Living Archive on Covid-19 & Migrant Worker .... CLICK HERE

  • Krishna Trust


    Late Krishna Bhattacharya was a founder member of Calcutta Research Group. Krishna Trust, set up in her memory, works for the 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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      The reading room of MCRG library will remain open on Monday , Wednesday & Friday from 10:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. Click Here to see the rules and regulations.

    • Follow Ranabir Samaddar on

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

      A Report on Researchers Proposal Presentation Workshop Date: 20.05.2021

      For details

      One day workshop on 'The Migrant in the electoral time: a study of Bihar, Bengal and Assam, 2020-2021'; Date: 30th June 2021

      For details

      Annual Planning Meeting : CRG’s Research and Orientation Programme in Migration and Forced Migration Studies on 26-27 January 2021

      For details