The Provincial Globalisation programme aims to map and understand processes of globalisation and transnationalism beyond India's major metropolitan cities -- especially in Two-Tier towns and their surrounding agrarian regions.
To this end, three regions with significant but contrasting patterns of international out-migration have been selected to intensive study. Please click on the links to know more about the research projects in each region.
The geographical focus of the three PhD research projects are the major towns of these regions and their surrounding rural areas. All three regions are areas of intensive agricultural production and relatively high levels of economic and industrial development, which have also witnessed rapid urbanisation in recent decades. International migration -- especially by dominant landowning communities -- is one aspect of the developmental history of these regions. The regional research projects will document the specific migration histories, the various kinds of transnational ties and reverse flows that connect out-migrants with their home regions, and the ways in which these connections shape the development process in each case. The next step will be to reflect comparatively on the findings, across regions, in order draw broader conclusions about the effects of reverse transnational flows at the regional level.