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The Invisible City Makers: Of migration and migrant workers in India

Author : Rajiv Khandelwal, Amrita Sharma | 2016 |
Published By: Cafe Dissensus

That the city eventually triumphs over the village is no longer debated. Country after country has followed this trend. In most cases, the flux from the rural to urban has not been smooth and to achieve the illustrious goal of economic growth, human lives, mostly of migrants caught in transit, have suffered aplenty. India is no exception. The story of economic growth in India is essentially the story of labor migration and of migrants, who leave the increasingly poor villages with a decadent farm economy in search of better lives. They build resplendent city economies but fail to get a share of the riches; much worse, many struggle for a dignified human existence.

URL : http://cafedissensus.com/2014/08/01/the-invisible-city-makers-of-migration-and-migrant-workers-in-india/

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