Sujata Ramachandran

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence



Ph. D. Candidate


Queen's University, Kingston, Canada


Mailing Address

Department of Geography
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 CANADA

Countries of Specialization



Visiting Graduate Associate
York Center for Asian Research (YCAR)
York University (Toronto, Canada)

Research Interests

My Doctoral-level dissertation (Title: 'Infiltrators, Quit India':
Undocumented Bangladeshis and 'Thin' Hegemony of Hindu Nationalism)
examines the 'Anti-Infiltration' strategy of the Hindu Right during the
decade of the 90s and its consequences for undocumented Bangladeshis in
New Delhi's slums.

Research interests: Cross-border migration in South Asia; Xenophobia;
Migration and Development; Qualitative Research methods


2004, "'There are many Bangladeshis in New Delhi, but?': Methodological
Routines and Fieldwork Anxieties," Population, Space and Place, 10 (2),
pp. 255-70.

2003, "Operation Pushback," Economic and Political Weekly, 38 (7), 15,
February, pp. 637-647.

2002, "Operation Pushback: Sangh Parivar, State, Slums, and Surreptitious
Bangladeshis in New Delhi," Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 23
(3), (Special issue: Forced Evictions in Tropical Cities), pp.311-332.

1999, "Of boundaries and border crossings: undocumented Bangladeshi
infiltrators and the hegemony of Hindu nationalism in India,"
Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 1 (2),
(Special Issue: South Asia and the Partition), pp. 235-253.


Cross-border migration ; Xenophobia ; Migration ; Development ; ...