South Asian Migration in the Gulf

Causes and Consequences

  • Mehdi Chowdhury
  • S. Irudaya Rajan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mehdi Chowdhury, S. Irudaya Rajan
    Pages 1-6
  3. S. Irudaya Rajan
    Pages 35-59
  4. Nasra M. Shah, Lubna Al-Kazi, Abrar Husain
    Pages 123-142
  5. Ismail H. Genc, George Naufal
    Pages 143-164
  6. Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz, Abdul Lateef Olanrewaju, Abdullahi Umar Ahmed
    Pages 165-189
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-216

About this book


This volume explores the reasons behind, and impact of, the migration of South Asian nationals (from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bhutan and Maldives, Afghanistan and Myanmar) in the Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain). The authors provide a broad overview of the demographics of the phenomenon, its mechanisms, and focus on the contribution of migrants in various sectors including construction, health and education, and the overall labour market in the Gulf. The book also taps into the regional geo-politics and its links to the South Asian Migration in the Gulf. This book is recommended reading to all those interested in international migration and labour issues.


India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain Demography Kafala System Gender equality Health Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Mehdi Chowdhury
    • 1
  • S. Irudaya Rajan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Business SchoolBournemouth UniversityBournemouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre for Development StudiesThiruvananthapuramIndia

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