migrant workers

Foreign investment in Southasia’s telecoms, restrictions on protests in the Maldives and more  

Southasiasphere: Issue #10 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Jul 24, 2020

The fight for the commons

Who has the power to secure and legislate public spaces in cities?

| May 25, 2020

Introducing Southasiasphere: The Himal guide to the region

ISSUE #1: Covid-19 in Southasia, civilian government vs the generals in Myanmar, postponed elections in SriLanka and more.

| Mar 20, 2020

Far from truth

On the policing of sexuality of migrant workers’ wives in Nepal.

| Dec 23, 2015

Piece by piece

The dark underbelly of India’s garment industry.

| Mar 15, 2015

Bigger cages, longer chains

As labour unrest afflicts the World Cup kick-off in Brazil, for Nepal’s migrant workers, Qatar 2022 is a lived reality.

| Jun 12, 2014

The embrace of Mumbai

The siren call of Bombay attracts the rich and poor throughout Southasia, including large numbers of women from Nepal and Bangladesh. While some are dragged under by the vicious subculture of manipulation and forced labour, …

| Aug 01, 2006

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