Dr. Sudha G. Rajput lives in Washington, D.C. Her forthcoming book (February 2019) is titled 'Internal Displacement and Conflict: The Kashmiri Pandits in Comparative Perspective'. The book presents a comparative analysis of conflict-induced displaced communities of Kashmir, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Serbia and Sudan. A retired World Bank staffer, she received her doctoral degree from the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, for dissertation ‘Displacement of the Kashmiri Pandits: Dynamics of Policies and Perspectives of Policymakers, Host Communities and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)'. As the study of IDPs remains a less examined phenomenon, than the study of refugees , Dr. Rajput dedicated her research to the crucial task of investigating this phenomenon holistically, examining it from the perspectives of policymakers, host communities as well as those displaced. This blog is her platform to introduce her students and readers to the challenges of IDP policy making as well as the issues of IDPs displaced around the world. Here you will find emerging stories of conflict-induced displacement, relevant policy framework, issues and new thinking on the topic. Her course 'Refugee and IDP Issue Analysis' at George Mason University exposes her students to myriad issues of displaced persons.
Kosovo and Serbia still embrace the long-running dispute In exchange for normalizing relations, Kosovo fears border changes and territory swaps by Serbia which is bound to resuscitate old animosities in the two former regions within the Yugoslavia federation. Kosovo is no longer a province of Serbia, it lost that right in 2008, after Kosovo declared …
The research-based book titled ‘Internal Displacement and Conflict: The Kashmiri Pandits in Comparative Perspective’ is scheduled for publication next month, by Routledge, U.K. The book issues a call for action for the international community, national policymakers, as well as members of civil society of relevant communities. The book opens a platform for public debate, where …
My article ‘Transitional Policies and Durable Solutions for Displaced Kashmiri Pandits’ appears in FORCED MIGRATION REVIEW, OXFORD University Press, U.K. http://www.fmreview.org/solutions/rajput.html?utm_source=FMR+52+Thinking+ahead%3A+displacement%2C+transition%2C+solutions+-+online&utm_campaign=FMR+Alert+Eng+52+online&utm_medium=email
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/valley-pandits-trying-to-keep-tradition-alive/205463.html Valley Pandits trying to keep tradition alive Published on: Mar 7, 2016, 12:30 AM M Aamir Khan Tribune News Service Srinagar, March 6 On the eve of Shivaratri today, the non-migrants Pandits said they were struggling to keep their age-old traditions alive and continued to face neglect from the successive governments. “On Herath (Shivaratri), …
#AcrossBorders and origins: Can we get smarter at preventing people from fleeing? By Flavie Halais flaviehalais29 February 2016 A family on their donkeys arrive at their new settlement in Zam Zam camp for internally displaced people in North Darfur. The nature of displacement crises has evolved. How can the international community do a better job …