Academic migration studies have by and large focussed on economic and social conditions, attempting to analyse the phenomenon through statistical data. Less attention has been paid to the human face of migration: personal testimonies and the unique individual experiences of people; their memories and shifting identities. Even more marginalised has been the gender dimension of migration and women

migrants who move with families and without, are less visible in the discourse around migration. Memorialisation thus, is not only an individual’s personal experience but is also a compressed biography reflective of the community. These personal narratives that go towards preserving and collecting memories and voices can make connections with migrants across the globe. More


The project, “SO FAR FROM HOME: NEPALI MIGRANTS TELL THEIR STORIES: Voices of women workers from the informal sector’, has been implemented by The Hri Institute for Southasian Research and Exchange, a unit of The Southasia Trust, in the context of DanChurchAid’s (DCA) Migrants’ Rights Programme in South and Southeast Asia, with implementation support from WOREC and POURAKHI, and with funding support from DCA and Stichting Rotterdam.More

Nepali Migrants in India

The histories of Nepal and India are inextricably linked through socio-cultural, territorial, economic and political ties over the centuries. Today, Nepal shares a border with India which is over 1850-km-long, and historical exchanges in these borderlands must be seen in the light of the demarcation –or the ambiguity thereof– of the India-Nepal border prior to the expansion of the British East India Company in the Subcontinent. More

Migrants Voices