Dr. Prakash C. Jain
1946 ,  Retd. Professor & Sociology, JNU New Delhi
  1. Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship for Ph.D. Programme, 1978-1983.
  2. First in order & Merit at Kashi Vidya Peeth in Shastri degree programme.
  3. Gold Medalist for Standing first in order & merit at BHU in MA (Sociology) programme.



  1. Indian Sociological Society- Life member since 1956
  2. Indian Social Science Congress- Life member since 1990
  1. Racial Discrimination against Overseas Indians: A Class Analysis.  New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, 1990.
  2. Indians in South Africa: Political Economy of Race Relations.  Delhi: Kalinga Publications, 1999.
  3. Population and Society in West Asia: Essays in Comparative Demography.  Jaipur & New Delhi:  National Publishing House, 2001.
  4. Non-Resident Indian Entrepreneurs in the UAE. New Delhi: Manak Publications, 2010.
  5. Jains in India and Abroad: A Sociological Introduction. New Delhi: International School for Jain Studies, 2011.
  6. Jain Community of Bundelkhand: Socio-Economic and Cultural Change. New Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2020.
  7. India Diaspora in the Persian Gulf Region (MSS under preparation).

Edited/Co-Edited Books

  1.  Contemporary Iran and Emerging Indo-Iranian Relations. (Co-Editors, G. C. Pant and A. K. Pasha).  New Delhi:  Neelkanth Publishers, 1996.
  2. Diaspora and Transnational Communities (Book — 2).  New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University, 2006 (Textbook).
  3. Contemporary Saudi Arabia and the Emerging Indo-Saudi Relations, New Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2007 (Co- Editors: Gulshan Dietl, G. C. Pant and A.K. Pasha).
  4. Indian Diasporas in West Asia: A Reader. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2007.
  5. Indian Trade Diaspora in the Arabian Peninsula, New Delhi: New Academic Publishers, 2012. (Co-Editor: Kundan Kumar).
  6. Social Consciousness in Jainism. New Delhi: NBBC, 2012 (Co-Editor Dr Shugan C. Jain).
  7. South Asian Migration to Gulf Countries. New Delhi: Routledge 2016, (Co-Editor Dr. Ginu Zacharia Oommen).
  8. Studies in Jain Population and Demography.  Jaipur & Delhi: Rawat Publications, 2019.

Chapters in Books

  1. “Indian Trade Diaspora in the Arabian Peninsula: An Overview”, pp. 267-80, in S. Irudaya Rajan and Ginu Zacharia Oommen (eds) Asianization of Migrant Workers in the Gulf Countries. Singapore: Sprigers, 2020.
  2. “Jain Population and Demography, 2011”, in Prakash C. Jain (ed) Studies in Jain Population and Demography. Jaipur: Rawat Pulications, 2019.
  3. “In Search of El Dorado: Indian Labour Migration to Gulf Countries”, in Prakash C. Jain and G. Z. Oommen (eds) South Asian Migration to Gulf Countries. New Delhi: Routledge, 2016.
  4. “Aspects of Contemporary Jain Demography”, pp. 80-101, in Shugan C Jain and Prakash C. Jain (eds)
  5. Social Consciousness in Jainism. New Delhi: New Bharatiya Book Corporation. 2012.
  6. “Jains’ Contribution to Indian Culture and Society”, pp. 243-248, in Shugan C Jain and Prakash C. Jain (eds)
  7. Social Consciousness in Jainism. New Delhi: New Bharatiya Book Corporation, 2012.
  8. “Hinduism in the Gulf Countries”, contributed for Encyclopedia on Hinduism, E. J. Brill, The Netherlands (co-author Kundan Kumar), 2012.
  9. “Thattai Bhatias of Dubai”, pp. 212-33, in Prakash C. Jain and Kundan Kumar (eds) Indian Trade Diaspora in the Arabian Peninsula. New Delhi: New Academic Publishers, 2012.
  10. “Diaspora and Motherland: Role of Indo-Canadians in India’s Welfare Programmes”, in S. K. Jain   (ed) Indian Diaspora in the Era of Globalisation. New Delhi: Kalpaz Publishers, 2012).
  11. “British Colonialism and International Migration from India: Four Destinations”, in S. Irudaya Rajan and Marie Percot (eds.) Dynamics of Indian Emigration: Historical and Current perspectives.  New Delhi: Routledge, 2011, pp. 20-45.
  12. “Exploring the Global Jain Diaspora” in N. Jayaram (ed.) Diversities in the Indian Diaspora: Nature, Implications and Responses, New Delhi: Oxford University Press 2011, pp. 155-72.
  13. “Contributing to the Success of Entrepreneurship: Indian Diaspora in the United Arab Emirates”, in A. K. Dubey (ed.) Indian Diaspora: Contributions to their New Home. New Delhi: M. D. Publications Pvt. Ltd, 2011, pp. 275-302.
  14. “Indian Diaspora in West Asia”, in Rajendra M. Abhyankar (ed) West Asia and the Region: Defining India’s Role. New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2008, pp. 172-202.
  15. “Contemporary Iraq: A Brutalized Society” in War on Iraq: 2003, New Delhi: Gulf Studies Programme, Centre for West Asian and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2008, pp.27-37.
  16. “Globalisation and the Indian Diaspora in West Asia and North Africa: Some Policy Implications”, in Anwar Alam (ed), India and West Asia in the Era of Globalisation, New Delhi: New Century Publications, 2007, pp. 161-187.
  17. “Indian Migration to West Asia: A Cultural Perspective”, in M. H. Ilias and P. J. Vincent (eds), India-West Asia Relations: Understanding Cultural Underplays. New Delhi: New Century Publications, 2007, pp. 113-137.
  18. “Population and Society in Saudi Arabia”, in Gulshan Dietl et al (eds), Contemporary Saudi Arabia and the Emerging Indo-Saudi Relations. New Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2007, pp. 83-98.
  19. “Culture and Economy in an “Incipient” Diaspora: Indians in the Persian Gulf Region”, in Bhikhu Parekh, Gurharpal Singh and S. Vertovec (eds), Culture and Economy in the Indian Diaspora.  London: Routledge, 2003, pp. 102-124.
  20. “Indian Diaspora in Canada”, in Ajay K. Dubay (ed) Indian Diaspora: Global Identity. Delhi: Kalinga Publications, 2003, pp. 191-205.
  21. “Population Dynamics in West Asia and North Africa”, in N. N. Vohra (ed) History, Culture and Society in India & West Asia. New Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2003, pp. 141-62.
  22. “Population and Society in Bahrain”, A.K. Pasha (ed), India, Bahrain and Qatar: Political, Economic and Strategic Dimension.  Delhi: Gyan Sagar Publications, 1999, pp. 48-65.
  23. “Problems and Prospects of Human Resource Development in the GCC Countries”, in A.K. Pasha (ed) Contemporary Gulf: State, Society, Economy & Foreign Policy.  New Delhi: Détente Publications, 1999, pp. 107-125.
  24. “Demographic and Social Challenges in Iran”, in G. C. Pant, P.C. Jain and A.K. Pasha (eds), Contemporary Iran and Emerging Indo-Iranian Relations.  New Delhi:  Neelkanth Publishers,   1996, pp. 48-69.
  25. “The Changing Demographic Profile of the West Asian and North African Countries”, in Girijesh Pant (ed), The Political Economy of West Asia:  Demography, Democracy and Economic Reforms.  New Delhi: Manak Publications, 1994, pp. 8-26.
  26. “Gulf Societies in the Aftermath of the War”, in K.R. Singh (ed), Post-War Gulf:  Implications for India.  New Delhi: Lancers Books, 1993, pp. 109-118..
  27. “The Social Implications of the Gulf Crisis: Refugees, Returnees and Peripheral Changes, in A.H.H. Abidi and K.R. Singh (eds), The Gulf Crisis.  New Delhi:  Lancers Books, 1991, pp. 156-176.
  28. “Five Patterns of Indian Emigration”, in Jagat K. Motwani and Jyoti Motwani (eds), Global Migration of Indians.  New York: National Federation of Indian-Americans, 1989, pp. 6-8.
  29. “A Socio-Economic History of Indians in Kenya”, in Jagat K. Motwani and Jyoti Motwani (eds),     Global Migration of Indians.  New York: National Federation of Indian-Americans, 1989, pp. 44-53.
  1. “Education and Occupational Mobility among the Jains of Bundelkhand”, Shramana, 68 (III), 2018, pp. 68-85.
  2. “Jain Community of Bundelkhand: A Sociological Profile”, Arhat Vachan 30 (1), 2018, pp. 53-64.
  3. “For a Sociology of the Jain Community”, Tulsi Prajna 37 (146), 2010, pp. 63-76.
  4. “Status of the Contemporary Jain Community”, Arhat Vachan 22(1 & 2), 2010, pp. 71-83.
  5. “The Decline of Educational System in Iraq”, Journal of Peace Studies, 16 (1-2), 2009, pp. 16-32. (co-author Rakesh Kumar Ranjan).
  6. “Indian Entrepreneurs in the Gulf Countries: Some Case Studies”, India Quarterly, LXI (4), 2005, pp. 123-42.
  7. “Indians in Qatar”, Journal of Indian Ocean Studies, 13 (2), 2005, pp. 215-25.
  8. “Indian Labour Migration to the Gulf Countries: Past and Present”, India Quarterly, 61 (2), 2005,     pp. 50-81.
  9. “Indians in Kuwait”, Journal of Indian Ocean Studies, 12 (3), 2004, pp. 440-50.
  10. “Notes on Religion and Social Organisation among the Jains”, Gandhian Perspectives, 12 (3), 2004, pp. 86-104.
  11. “Indians in Bahrain”, Journal of Indian Ocean Studies, 11 (3), 2003, pp. 437-46.
  12. “Indian Diaspora in Yemen”, Journal of Indian Ocean Studies, 11 (1), 2003, pp. 99-111.
  13. “Indian Diaspora: An Overview”, Think India, 6 (1), , 2003,  pp. 8-17.
  14. “Diaspora and Motherland: Explorations into the Role of Indo-Canadians in India’s Welfare Programmes”, Encounter,  4 (6), 2001, pp. 138-59.
  15. “West Asian Diasporas: Migration Patterns, Population Size and Geographic Distribution”, Encounter, 4 (4), 2001, pp. 28-57.
  16. “Political Economy of the Demise of Apartheid”, Encounter, 4 (1), 2001, pp 118-35.
  17. “Notes on Contemporary Arab Diasporas”, Journal of West Asian Studies, 14, 2000, pp 46-56.
  18. “South Africa: Indian Community’s Changing Socio-Political Position”, Encounter, 3(2), 2000, pp. 72-80.
  19. “On the Apartheid Regime and Its Western Allies”, Encounter, 2(5), 1999, pp. 133-54.
  20. “Population and Society in Israel”, Encounter, 22(3), 1999, pp. 56-75.
  21. “Indians in Canada: … and How They Have Influenced Indo-Canadian Ties”, Encounter, 2(2), 1999, pp. 99-113.
  22. “Turkey and Egypt: A Socio-Demographic Comparison”, Islam and the Modern Age, 30(1), 1999, pp. 48-69.
  23. “Population and Development; Trends in North Africa”, Africa Quarterly, 38(4), 1998, pp. 59-78.
  24. “The Palestinian Diaspora: Population Size and Distribution’, Journal of Peace Studies, 5(6), 1998, pp. 23-28.
  25. “Gulf Migration and its Impact on India and Indo-Gulf Relations”, Journal of Peace Studies.  5(1), 1998, pp. 12-28.
  26. “Theories of Ethnic and Race Relations: An Overview”, The Eastern Anthropologist, 48(1), 1995, pp. 33-52.
  27. “The Impact of the Kuwaiti Crisis on the Gulf Societies”, International Studies, 32(1), 1995, pp. 75-86.
  28. “Political Economy of Communalism and Communal Violence”, Journal of Peace Studies, 2(9-10), 1995, pp. 43-58.
  29. “Colonialism, Forced Labour Systems and Ethnic/Race Relations”, Journal of Peace Studies.  1(6-7), 1994, pp. 43-60.
  30. “Overseas Indians and Ethnic Relations”, World Focus, 15 (4&5), 1994, pp. 10-13.
  31. “Indian Emigration to the Caribbean”, Indo-Latin American File.  February 1994, pp. 10-11.
  32. “Gulf  NRIs and India”, Third World Impact.  III (26), 1992, pp. 9-11.
  33. “Sociological Theories of Development: A Critique in the Third World Context”, Man and Development, 13(4), 1991, pp. 12-21.
  34. “Rehabilitating the Returning Migrants from the Gulf”, International Studies, 28(3), 1991, pp. 307-315.
  35. “Emigration and Settlement of Indians Abroad”, Sociological Bulletin, 38(1), 1989, pp. 155-168.
  36. “Exploitation and Reproduction of Migrant Indian Labour in Colonial Guyana and Malaysia”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 18(2), 1988, pp. 189-206.
  37. “Towards Class Analysis of Race Relations: Overseas Indians in Colonial/Post-Colonial Societies”, Economic and Political Weekly, XXIII (3), 1988, pp. 95-103.
  38. “Apartheid and Indians in South Africa”, Mainstream, XXIV (47), 1986, pp. 7-9.
  39. “Racism in Canada: Some Recent Surveys”, India Quarterly.  XXXIX (2), 1983, pp. 193-198.
  40. “Indians Abroad: A Current Population Estimate, Economic and Political Weekly, XVII (8), 1982, pp. 299-304.
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