Social and Emotional Costs of Overseas Labour Migration: Discussion on a Book



A Talk by Janak Raj Sapkota, Writer of the book Kahar


Migration for foreign employment has become a major source of income for many Nepali households. The government issues more than 500,000 labour permits every year, and the trend is increasing. Malaysia is now the number one destination country for Nepali migrants, followed by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait. Remittances generated by labour migration have become a major factor in meeting household as well as the state expenditures. The uncounted stories of pain, trauma, family split and emotional vulnerabilities, however, are ever more prevailing.


Janak Raj Sapkota, writer of the book Kahar, will give a talk on the theme!


Kahar is an anthology of nine reportages which the author penned travelling to several districts around the country, reaching out to individual and families affected by the mass exodus of youths seeking foreign labour migration.



2.15 to 3.30pm, Monday, 7 August 2017 (23 Shrawan 2074)

Room No. 117, Clock Tower, Kirtipur



Organized by:

Central Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University


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