I want to hear from anyone, from any community, any status, who hails from Calicut or Mavelikkara areas, and who has spent any amount of time in Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah or Muscat, and who has anything at all to say about my main interest for this project: apart from the economic angle, what else does migration mean in your life and the lives of your family and community?
Very lucky to have read advance proof copy of this book back last year. As expected, it’s making waves and winning prizes. The book has to be read to be properly appreciated, of course, but here are some reviews which give a sense of why story-telling will always be needed and how social science can put flesh onto the bones of statistics and policy models by engaging with narrative work.
I am now in Kerala, doing project pre-prep work. It’s rainy season (Malayalam month of Mithunam) and after a slow and late start, rain is indeed now falling. On arrival, I had a fruitful time visiting MG University, Kottayam, School of Social Sciences. SOAS London has a longstanding collaboration with the school and I’ve visited a few times now. Prof Sanal Mohan, who also visits UK often for work, and