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Distressed Migrant Labour in India

K. Gopal Iyer (Editor)
Synopsis In this book the thrust is basic Human Rights Issues of Migrant Labour in India and its violations at the grass roots level. The empirical studies have gone into the issues of major human rights violations at the origin in Bihar and at destination in the various industries of Punjab and Haryana. The Studies have highlighted that one of the worst form of Human rights violation both at source and destination is their exploitation at bonded labour, discrimination against Women Migrant Labour and Child Migrant Labour which are deeply entrenched in the social structure. The studies also point out that most of the labour legislations for their welfare are not implemented. The studies have also analysed the plight of intrastate labour in Andhra Pradesh and their basic human rights violations. This book will be of interest for a wide range of Scholars, Activists, Voluntary Organizations, Administrators and Policy Makers. This book has been divided into five sections. These are: Section I: Theoretical Approaches and Trends in the Study of Migrant Labour; Section II: Migrants at the Place of Origin; Section III: Inter-State Migrants at the Place of Destination; Section IV: Intrastate Migrants & Section V: Trade Unions, Law and Migrant Labour.
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About the author

K. Gopal Iyer

Dr. K. Gopal Iyer was a Professor in Sociology in Panjab University, Chandigarh for more than 15 years and retired on 31st January, 2002. He had also worked earlier in Patna University, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute and National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. His publications include areas of Agrarian Studies, Land Reforms Peasant Movement, Sustainable Development, Environmental Issues, Agricultural labour, Migranat Labour, Industrial Labour, Tribal and Dallit Issues, and Social Movements.

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Bibliographic information

Title Distressed Migrant Labour in India
Author K. Gopal Iyer
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173916152
length xiv+523p., Tables; Annexures; Index; 23cm.