Call for Papers: Rohingya Refugees: Identity, Citizenship, and Human Rights

  • No Publication Fee
  • Scholarly articles are invited to be published in a volume edited by Routledge


Rohingyas are the ethnic native community of the Rakhine State, which is situated on the western coastal region of Burma, today’s Myanmar. The words ‘Rakhine’ and ‘Rohingya’ are known for their preservation of national and ethnic heritage for centuries but, unfortunately, they have been rendered homeless in their own country. Rohingyas have become stateless through sophisticated de-nationalization which automatically made them among the “most persecuted ethnic minorities in the world.” The ethnic, racial, cultural, linguistic identity of the Rohingyas was selectively and strategically excluded from the ‘national imagination’ of the Myanmar state. They are denied citizenship and have become victims of structural violence, forced labor, confiscation of property, rape, gender abuse, human right violation, etc.

In this context, it is pertinent to ask the following questions: Who are the ‘Rohingyas’? What are their ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and religious identities that are not accommodated within the multiethnic national fabric of Myanmar? How have political parties responded to the Rohingya crisis and refugees in India, a country which is not part of the 1951 Conventions relating to the status of refugees or the 1967 Protocol? What is the role of UNCHR-India in reaching out to the Rohingyas amidst the political tension over Rohingya refugees in India? How have the Asian countries accommodated the Rohingya refugees and what are their challenges and perspectives? How have lawyers, academicians and scholars on migration studies, social bodies, think-tank, civil societies, human rights activists, and NGOs taken up the issue of Rohingyas at both national (India) and at international level and facilitated these refugees?

The present edited book invites research chapters from scholars across disciplines in India and abroad to critically explore the following themes to understand the Rohingya crisis in general and their problems as stateless and refugees in other countries.

Related Themes

  • Identity, Culture and Ethnicity
  • State, Citizenship, and Rohingyas
  • Arkan/Rakhine State and Rohingyas
  • Politics and Rohingyas in India
  • Rape, Sexual Violence, and Gender
  • Media and Rohingyas
  • Rohingyas and International Communities
  • Literature and Rohingyas
  • Media and Rohingyas
  • Rohingyas and Human Rights
  • Rohingya, Refugees, Refugee Camps
  • Legality, Illegality and Rohingyas
  • Refugee Conventions and Rohingyas
  • Civil Societies, NGOs, and Rohingyas

Submission Guidelines

Submit abstracts around 300-350 words, 6-7 Keywords and a brief bio note about yourself on or before 25 July 2023. Acceptance of abstract by 10 August 2023. Submission of full manuscript: 20 October 2023. Length of full paper: around 6000-7000 words approx. in APA style.

Contact Information

Dr. Sajaudeen Chapparban “Shuja”, Assistant Professor, Centre for Diaspora Studies (CDS), Central University of Gujarat, Sector 29, Gandhinagar – 382030, Gujarat, India.


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