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Many people on the streets of Indian cities are what Jan Breman has termed, ‘footloose migrants’: people from impoverished rural areas who find low-paid and insecure jobs in cities on construction sites, as rickshaw pullers, in wedding catering parties or in roadside eateries.  There are also homeless families who have lived on the streets of cities for generations.  People from both contexts often rely on informal labour networks to find jobs. 

 IHRN explores labour conditions of homeless people in the informal economy to draw connections between economic insecurity, migration and homelessness. 

This Working Area topic was posted in Introduction to the India Homeless Resource Network

Topics posted in Livelihood:

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Becoming Homeless, Surviving Homelessness

Author: Ashwin Parulkar

Title: Becoming Homeless, Surviving Homelessness: The lives of six working homeless men in Yamuna Pushta, Delhi

Publication:  Centre for Policy Research

Publication Date: April 21, 2017

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The government must compensate for the demonetisation setback to migrants' mobility

Authors: Mukta Naik, Eesha Kunduri and Ashwin Parulkar

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Delhi's marginal folk struggle with demonetisation

Authors: Harsh Mander, Anirban Bhattacharya, Nandini Dey and Vivek Mishra

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How can we nuance our understanding of homelessness?

Author: Ashwin Parulkar

Title: How can we nuance our understanding of homelessness?

Publication: Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Publication Date: November 2016

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Begging: A Preferred Way of Living or Sheer Necessity to Survive

Author: Tarique Mohammad

Title: Begging: A Preferred Way of Living or Sheer Necessity to Survive

Publication: Koshish-Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Publication date:  June 2016

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Surviving in the Street: A Note on a Study of the Urban Homeless in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Author: Motilal Mahamallik

Title: Surviving in the Street: A Note on a Study of the Urban Homeless in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Publication:  Institute of Development Studies Jaipur Working Paper

Publication date:  April 2016

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Migration and the Urban Question in Mumbai

Authors: Manish K. Jha, Pushpendra, Mouleshri Vyas, Ritambhara Hebbar, Mahuya Bandyopadhyay and Simpreet Singh

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A Study on the Livelihoods of Homeless Men in Yamuna Pushta, New Delhi

Authors: Anhad Imaan, Ashwin Parulkar, Arohi Kapoor, Mayuri Chowdary, Punit Goyal, Manish Bansal, Ankita Dhakre, Sunil Kumar and Balgovind

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Cities, Rural Migrants & the Urban Poor - Migration and the Urban Question in Kolkata

Authors: Kaustabh Mani Sengupta, Iman Mitra and Debarti Bagchi

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Homelessness in Ahmedabad

Author: Amber Morley

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Rebuilding Capacities in India, Rebuilding Lives

Author:  Tarique Mohammad

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The Unsung CityMakers: A Study of the Homeless Residents of Delhi

Authors: Dhananjay Tingal, Vijay Pande and Shahana Chaudhry

Editors: Joseph Sebastian and Indu Prakash Singh

Editorial Assitantance: Nimret Bhinder and Kirti Mishra

Publication: Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS)

Publication Date: March 2012

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Homeless in Neoliberal Cities: View from Mumbai

Author:  Swampna Banarjee

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Politics of Archiving: Hawkers and Pavement Dwellers

Author: Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay

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Homeless Deaths on the Streets

Authors: Harsh Mander and Smita Jacob

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Delhi Homeless Survey

Authors: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Delhi Government

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Socialisation of Street Children in India: A Socio-economic Profile

Author: Meena Mathur 

Title: Socialisation of Street Children in India: A Socio-economic Profile

Publication: Psychology and Developing Societies

Publication Date: 2009

Citation: Mathur, Meena. ‘Socialisation of Street Children in India: A Socio-economic Profile.’ Psychology

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Living Rough: Surviving the City Streets

Author: Harsh Mander

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The Capital's Homeless

Author:  Aashray Adhikar Abhyiyan

Title: The Capital’s Homeless – A Preliminary Study

Publication: Aashray Adhikar Abhyian

Publication Date: 2001