Force Migration and Displacement
(Vol 4, No 1, 2012)
» Editorial
Paula Banerjee  
» Forced Migration: State of the Field
Ranabir Samaddar  
» Of Displacement and Gendered Spaces: A Note
Asha Hans  
» The Taming of a River: Gender, Displacement and Resistance in Anti-Dam Movements
Bina Srinivasan  
» Assessing "Belonging" and Claims of "Home" among Refugees: A Note on Repatriation in South Asia
Nasreen Chowdhory  
» Burmese Refugee Women in India: Victims and Agents of Empowerment
Sheena Kumari  
» Trafficking of Women and the Crisis of Identity
Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury  
» Christmas in Polokwane
Kamini Karlekar  
» Internal Displacement and the National Approaches of Countries of South Asia: Sri Lanka
Jeevan Thiagarajah  
» Looking Back at Partition and Women: A Factsheet
Anwesha Sengupta  
» Book Review
UNHCR:The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection (Second Edition)
Reviewed by: Ipshita Ghosh  
About the Editor(s)
Paula Banerjee is currently Associate Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, and affiliated with the Women's Studies Research Centre, University of Calcutta. An author of numerous works on gender and conflict, Dr. Banerjee's latest books include Women in Indian Borderlands (2011, Sage), which she co-edited with Anusua Basu Ray Chaudhary and Women in Peace Politics (2008, Sage). Dr. Banerjee was granted a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, USA and has worked previously as Lecturer in history, Sarojini Naidu College for Women, University of Calcutta and has been a WISCOMP Scholar of Peace fellow and Visiting Professor, University of Paris.


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