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During the last decade, indigenous youth from Northeast India have migrated in large numbers to the main cities of metropolitan India to find work and study. This migration is facilitated by new work opportunities in the hospitality sector, mainly as service personnel in luxury hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and airlines. Prolonged armed conflicts, militarization, a stagnant economy, corrupt and ineffective governance structures, and the harsh conditions of subsistence agriculture in their home villages or small towns impel the youth to seek future prospects outside their home region. English language skills, a general cosmopolitan outlook as well as a non-Indian physical appearance have proven to be key assets in securing work within the new hospitality industry. Leaving the Land traces the migratory journeys of these youths and engage with their new lives in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Thiruvananthapuram.Read more
- Based on stories of individual migrants
- Accompanied by a rich visual archive that is publicly accessible
- Includes a methodological chapter, written as a dialogue between the two authors
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- Date Published: August 2019
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781108494427
- length: 164 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 157 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.35kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
2. Light skin and soft skills
3. Departures and returns
5. Dreams and desserts
6. Talking about method
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