Born as a facilitating group in support of the peace movement in West Bengal, particularly during the Third Joint Conference of the Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy - an unprecedented public gathering of 400 peace activists of the sub-continent for 4 days in Calcutta in 1996 - the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group is now known as the Calcutta Research Group (CRG). The founders were a group of researchers, trade unionists, feminist thinkers and women’s rights campaigners, academics, journalists, and lawyers. This was to be a forum for policy discussion and analysis on issues of democracy, human rights, peace, and justice. 

        Developing as a forum of mostly young public activists and socially committed researchers, CRG is now well-known for its research, dialogues, and advocacy work. It has  carved out a niche for itself in the scholar-activist world for its policy studies on autonomy, human rights, women’s dignity, issues of forced displacement and migration, peace and conflict resolution, citizenship, borders and border-conflicts, and other themes relevant to democracy.  The emphasis that CRG places on the East and the Northeast in its research and dialogues has now resulted in a strong network of scholars, activists, and institutions in the region.

 

Krishna Trust : Krishna Memorial Awards for Women Educationists and Caregivers


CRG now plan to collaborate more deeply and meaningfully with
Krishna Trust and organise such programmes to encourage the work for education and health of women, and care of the women in need.  This will be also a noble effort on part of CRG towards providing service to our society. For details of Krishna Trust, please CLICK HERE

Recent Publication/s
Journal
» Index of Refugee Watch (1998-2011)

                                

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» Refugee Watch (Issues No. 48)
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Research Papers
» Logistical Spaces I: Logistics and Social Governance
» Logistical Spaces II: Mobilities and Spaces
» Logistical Spaces III: Hubs, Connectivity and Transit
» Logistical Spaces IV: The Asian Paradigm
» People, Politics and Protests I: Calcutta & West Bengal, 1950s-1960s

» People, Politics and Protests III: Marxian Literary Debates & Discourses

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Reports
» Cities, Rural Migrants and  The Urban Poor: Issues of Violence and Social Justice
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Brief news, reports, views
and comments on issues of 
forced displacement
 

CALL FOR PAPERS

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 Public Lecture on 14 July 2017

Calcutta Research Group (CRG) in collaboration with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS) cordially invites you to the Public Lecture

 

Rama S. Melkote, Author and former Professor of Political Science at Osmania University   on "Women in the Telangana Movements: Then and Now" 

 

The Public Lecture is a part of Calcutta Research Group’s  research project on Popular Movements in West Bengal and Bihar supported by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS).

 

Date & Time : 14 July 2017 at 5.30 PM

Venue: Academy of Fine Arts, Seminar Hall, Kolkata

 

for invitation card CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 Sixth Critical Studies Conference

Kolkata, 23-25 August 2017

Refugees, Migrants, Violence and the Transformation of Cities

 

This conference is a part of Calcutta Research Group’s  research project on Cities, Rural Migrants and the Urban Poor –  supported by the Ford Foundation.

On the themes and details of the five previous critical studies conferences, visit –http://mcrg.ac.in/dg_critical.asp

Panel proposals will be given preference over individual proposals. Abstracts/proposals (of about 1000 words) may be submitted by 30 April 2017 and complete papers (of about 6000 words each) by 15 July 2017. Selected papers will be notified by 10 May 2017. No travel subsidy is available. Accommodation will be provided for three nights to selected outstation participants. All communications may be addressed at Dr. Anita Sengupta (anita@mcrg.ac.in) with copy to Ritam Sengupta (ritam@mcrg.ac.in). Inquiries are welcome.

 

for details CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group
GC-45, First Floor, Sector-III
Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 106, West Bengal, India
Phone: +91-33-23370408, Fax: +91-33-23371523
Email: mcrg@mcrg.ac.in; Web:
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Welcome to Interrogating Forced Migration: 

A Research Workshop

 

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Friday Lecture@CRG

CRG is inviting abstracts (of not more than 300 words) from scholars, students and activists along with a short bio-note. You can mail your abstracts to
Sucharita Sengupta at

Sucharita@mcrg.ac.in
 

for details CLICK HERE