[Call for Paper] E- Book on COVID-19 & Migrants in India [Submit by 25 June]

About E-Book on COVID-19 and Migrants in India

This e-book will look at myriads of intricate issues – social, economic and political – linked with migrant workers situation during COVID-19 in India and also make an attempt to examine the conditions of migrant workers in post-lockdown or post-pandemic situation.


1. Social dimensions: social fault lines along caste, class, gender, ethnic and religious lines; ‘social’ distancing; human tragedy; migrants and larger society’s relations; specifically vulnerable migrant communities – Rohingyas, Muslim migrants in Assam, North-eastern migrants in other parts of India, tribals, custodialised communities, destitute, etc.; and religiousity in times of COVID crises.

2. Economic dimensions: short-term and long-term implications for employment and livelihoods of migrants; migrants and economic stimulus package; food security; cash transfer; employment policy; liberalisation and privatisation; future of work and work places.

3. Political dimensions: Federal/unitary polity; State and migrants with respect to their return to natives; State capacity with respect to immediate relief, shelter, feeding, quarantine, differential capacities of states; portability of rights

4. Migrants and urbanisation: housing, rental market, slums and basic amenities, work place conditions

5. Migrants’ long marches, protests and resistance; informal sector, labour reforms, social security, Indian migrant labourers in the Gulf and other parts of the world.

Submission Guidelines

•The prescribed length of the paper is between 4000 and 6000 words including footnotes.

•Shortlisted articles will go through a quick round of external peer reviews.

Important Dates

•Last Date of Submission- 25th June 2020.

•Authors of selected papers will be informed latest by 31st July 2020.

•The book is likely to go online by the end of August 2020.

•Efforts will be made to enter into an agreement with a reputed international publisher for hosting it under open access.

•There will be strong possibility of publication of revised and enlarged papers at a later conducive stage in print form.

•Interested authors may send their paper to the following e-mail ID: [email protected].

Editors of the Volume

Pushpendra, Professor and Chairperson, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Patna Centre

Amit Ranjan, Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.

Shashank Chaturvedi, Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Patna Centre

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