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Migration, Money, Music

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Migration, Money, Music Ratnakar Tripathy Jharkhand in 2000 that creates further complications for any calculation. Proxy Indicator Considering the general dearth of reliable or

 

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igrant labour from Bihar does not require an elaborate introduction in any part of India as they are spread from Kerala to the upper reaches of Ladakh, the grimy sweatshops of Ludhiana and Surat and even to Nagaland and Manipur. He keeps turning up in the local press as a target of violent attacks, as an accident victim at a construction site or in a complaint from the local chamber of commerce about labour shortage. These are some of the ways he suddenly becomes a visible figure, rather than the wellcamouflaged animal that he may well wish to remain. Otherwise, he quietly and single-mindedly keeps saving up his little hoard of cash to be carried home during the Holi or Chhath festivals.

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