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Graduate student Wasudha Bhatt publishes article in Development in Practice
"The gender dimension of migration in India: the politics of contemporary space in Orissa and Rajasthan"
Posted: January 23, 2009
Much internal migration in India, including the states of Rajasthan and Orissa, is distress-led. Previously issues pertaining to gender were overlooked, because migration tended to be viewed as chieﬂy a male movement, with women either residual in the process, or dependent followers. Contemporary migration is taking place in a world marked by a deeper belief in the importance of equality of opportunity across socio-political divides. This article stresses the need to analyse migration through the differential experiences of women and of men in the context of a highly gendered world.