Prof. Mario Rutten (AISSR)
- Dr. Puja Guha
- Dr. Leah Koskimaki
- Ms Sanam Roohi (NIAS)
- Ms Sanderien Verstappen (AISSR)
- Ms Sulagna Mustafi (NIAS)
- Ms. Jananie Kalyanaraman
- Ms. Anju Christine Lingham
- Ms. Keya Bardalai
Provincial Globalisation (‘ProGlo’) was a collaborative international research programme of NIAS and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam, supported by WOTRO, the Netherlands. The aim of the programme, which ran from 2010 to 2015, was to explore processes of globalisation in provincial towns by focusing on the impact of ‘reverse’ transnational flows of migrant resources in the home regions. The component projects mapped these resource flows in three regions of India – central Gujarat, coastal Andhra Pradesh and coastal Karnataka – and explored their impacts on social development.
While most research on the relation between international migration and development has focused on the economic impacts of migrant remittances at the national or state levels, our effort was to unravel the multi-dimensional composition and outcomes of transnational flows comparatively at the regional level. The component PhD and postdoctoral projects documented in detail the diversity of material resources that are sent to their home regions in India by migrant and diasporic groups, such as household remittances, investments in land or businesses, and financial support for NGOs, as well as ‘intangible’ flows such as new development aspirations, cultural identities, and religious ideologies. The programme has produced significant academic outputs, contributing to the literatures on globalisation, transnationalism, and migration. The research results are also relevant to national and international policy debates on migration and development and on India’s relationship with Overseas Indians.
The Provincial Globalisation programme consists of five inter-linked PhD and postdoc projects:
- Migration, Transnational Flows and Development in Provincial India: An Economic Perspective: Puja Guha
- (In)visibilities: Mapping Development’s Publics and Patrons in India’s Coastal Regions: Leah M. Koskimaki
- Transnationalism and Beary Identity in Dakshin Kannada, India: Sulagna Mustafi (NIAS)
- A Transnational Moral Economy: Provincial Diaspora Philanthropy in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India: Sanam Roohi (NIAS)
- International Migration and Development among Charotar Sunni Vohras in Central Gujarat, India: Sanderien Verstappen (AISSR)
- 29 Aug 2016 NIAS Student Presentation: ‘Giving Back’: Diaspora Philanthropy and the Transnationalisation of Caste in Guntur (India) by Sanam Roohi, Lecture Hall, 1400 hrs
- 21 Sep 2015 Future of the 'New' Andhra Pradesh
- 22 Nov 2014 Provincial Globalisation: Remapping the Region in India
- 3 Jan 2014 The Civic and Political Activism of Indian American Groups
- 6 Mar 2013 Developing Coastal Andhra – Notes and Queries from a Field Trip
- 9 Nov 2012 'Culture of Business and Investment in Andhra Pradesh'
- 14 Aug 2012 'Globalisation, Urbanisation and Migration: Facts and artifacts'
- 13 Feb 2012 'Imagined Landscapes: Europe through the Gaze of Indian Youth'
- 8 Feb 2012 Migrant Resource Flows and Regionl Development in India
- 18 Nov 2011 Transnational Discontents: Migration, Marriage and Desertion of Wives in Indian Punjab
ProGlo website and Facebook page:
A public website for the ProGlo programme (www.provglo.org) was launched in March 2011, which is serving as a platform to publicise the programme’s activities and disseminate the research findings. Total number of page views from March 1, 2011 to August 25, 2015: 300 (26.6% returning visitors and 73.4% new visitors).
A Facebook page (was created in September 2011 to serve as a forum for exchange of ideas with the stakeholders of the programme as well as interested researchers and the public. Total number of page likes from March 5, 2012 to August 25, 2015: 162.
NIAS Public Lecture Series on Mobility and Transnationalism:
‘The Civic and Political Activism of Indian American Groups’ by Prof. Prema Kurien, Department of Sociology, Syracuse University, January 3, 2014.
‘Culture of Business and Investment in Andhra Pradesh’ by Dr. S. Ananth, Independent Researcher, Hyderabad, November 9, 2012.
‘The Uncertainties of Return - Preliminary Findings from Fieldwork among Highly Skilled Indian Professionals in Bangalore’ by Helene Ilkjaer, PhD Candidate, University of Copenhagen, May 21, 2012.
‘Imagined Landscapes: Europe through the Gaze of Indian Youth’ by Prof. Meenakshi Thapan, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, February 13, 2012.
‘Transnational Discontents: Migration, Marriage and Desertion of Wives in Indian Punjab’ by V. J. Varghese, Central University of Punjab, November 18, 2011.
‘Migrating for an Education: Family, Gender and Social Mobility among Caribbean Nurses in Britain’ by Prof. Karen Fog Olwig, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, November 9, 2011.
Newspaper article in The Hindu on Prof. Carol Upadhya’s talk at Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada, published on November 22, 2013. See link
Newspaper article in The Hindu on Prof. Carol Upadhya, published on January 31, 2013. See link
News article in Coastal Digest online portal on Stakeholders’ meeting, held in Mangalore, organised by Provincial Globalisation, published on January 31, 2012. See link
Newspaper article in Kanada newspaper Varthabharathi on the Provincial Globalisation Research Programme following the Stakeholders’ meeting in Mangalore, published on January 31, 2012. See link
Newspaper article in The Hindu on Stakeholders’ meeting, held in Mangalore, organised by Provincial Globalisation, published on January 31, 2012. See link
Newspaper article in The Hindu on Stakeholders’ meeting on Non-Resident Indians’ Contribution to Development in Guntur, organised by Provincial Globalisation, published on January 17, 2012. See link
Newspaper article in The Hindu on Stakeholders’ meeting, held in Guntur, organised by Provincial Globalisation, published on January 17, 2012. See link
ProGlo PhD student Sanam Roohi speaks about her project to ITV Telugu Channel, published on July 20, 2012. See link
- Transnational Village Day(Part I completed in 2015, Part II in editing process), by Dakxin Bajrange, Mario Rutten and Sanderien Verstappen (University of Amsterdam, 2016). https://vimeo.com/152026257
- The ‘Non-Resident’ Returns, by Vanaja C., Carol Upadhya, and Sanam Roohi (NIAS, 2016). https://vimeo.com/163534143