India's Low-Skilled Migration to the Middle East

Policies, Politics and Challenges

  • S. Irudaya Rajan
  • Prem Saxena

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. S. Irudaya Rajan, Prem Saxena
    Pages 1-27
  3. Ibrahim Awad, Lina Lotayef
    Pages 53-75
  4. Rshood M. Khraif, Asharaf Abdul Salam, P. S. Nair, Ibrahim Elsegaey
    Pages 99-123
  5. S. Irudaya Rajan, K. C. Zachariah
    Pages 189-205
  6. S. Irudaya Rajan, E. Sownthara Rajan
    Pages 247-273
  7. Trilok Chandan Goud, Ajaya Kumar Sahoo
    Pages 275-294
  8. Jeetendra D. Soni
    Pages 295-317
  9. S. Irudaya Rajan, H. Arokkiaraj
    Pages 355-370

About this book


This book provides new insights and research studies on how developing countries come to terms with the nationalisation policies of Gulf economies that provide employment for their nationals. Focusing on regions and countries that have traditionally been overlooked, it includes studies on labour migration from Egypt to the Middle East and from the Philippines to Lebanon, migrant experiences and policy prospects in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, and Indian migration to the Gulf.

The book fills a critical gap in migration research by studying migration from various Indian states, such as Tamil Nadu, Telugu-speaking states (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh), Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. It also explores the unexpected phenomenon of demographic windows of economic opportunity (not documented in demographic literature) observed in a few Arab countries due to older migrant expatriates returning to their home country; the impact of international out-migration on intergenerational educational mobility among children in migrant-sending households in Kerala; and forced migration of Kerala Muslims to the Gulf.


India South Asia South East Asia Middle East Gulf Migration

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Irudaya Rajan
    • 1
  • Prem Saxena
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Development StudiesUlloor Medical CollegeThiruvananthapuramIndia
  2. 2.Department of Population StudiesAmerican University of BeirutBeirutLebanon

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