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Long read: India's coronavirus mass migration: how we've misunderstood the Indian migrant labourer

Nagpal, Sugandha and Srivastava, Vatsalya (2020) Long read: India's coronavirus mass migration: how we've misunderstood the Indian migrant labourer. South Asia @ LSE (03 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

On 24 March, in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a complete lockdown of the country. In response, millions of migrant workers left their jobs and began to return to their home villages - but why? Here Sugandha Nagpal (O.P. Jindal Global University, India) and Vatsalya Srivastava argue why most interpretations of their motivations to head home maybe wrong.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 14:21
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 07:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104502

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