Ratna Bharati Bhamidipati

Ratna Bharati Bhamidipati
Ratna Bharati Bhamidipati
PhD (Sociology), Dr B R Ambedkar University, Delhi

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# 2202, FB-2, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India – 382007


Ratna Bharati B recently submitted her PhD thesis in the Sociology programme, at the School of Liberal Studies at Dr B R Ambedkar University Delhi. Her doctoral research project is based on the dynamics of migrant and non-migrant relationships, and the formation of migrant subjectivities among the Gujarati Diaspora from Dharmaj, Gujarat. She holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Indian Diaspora from the University of Hyderabad, India. Her study investigated the social aspect of remittances and the patterns of transnational engagement through investment in property by the Telugu Diaspora. She obtained her master’s degree in Society and Culture from Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. Her thesis analysed the transnational networks maintained by the Gujarati diaspora from the United Kingdom.


Diaspora , Transnationalism, Migrant Subjectivity


Journal Articles:


Conference Proceedings:

  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2023. “Analyzing Transnational Engagement of the Patidar Diaspora through Dharmaj Day”. Paper presented at Understanding the Social World: Theories, Methods and Practices conference organised by Dr B R Ambedkar University Delhi, Online (22-23 August).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2023. “About migrant subjectivity and the dynamics of migrant and non-migrant interaction during COVID-19: A Study of Dharmaj”. Paper presented at The Global Indian Diasporas: Literary, Cultural and Socio-Economic Perspectives in the 21st Century conference organised by Central University of Gujarat, Online (23-25 February).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2022. “About Migrant Subjectivity And The Dynamics Of Migrant And Non-Migrant Interaction During COVID-19: A Study Of Dharmaj”. Paper presented at Researching [In] The Pandemic conference organized by Dr B R Ambedkar University Delhi (1-3 June).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2022. “Transnational Migrant Subjectivities And Belonging: A Study Of Dharmaj”, a paper presented at Dharmaj Cultural Heritage Seminar organized by CEPT University Ahmedabad, Online (1 March).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2021. “Nationhood Beyond Boundaries during COVID-19: on Expedition of NRI Voting and Parliamentary Representation of Indian Diaspora”, paper presented at 4th Politics and International Relations Congress organized by Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey, Online (1- 4th September).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2021. Attended “Workshop on Methods in Migration Research” organized by the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala, Online (9-13 August).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2021. “Between Kenya, India and the United Kingdom: A Study of Transnational Networks Maintained by Gujarati Diaspora”. Paper presented at Four Day National Webinar, “Evolving Diasporas: Challenges and Prospects” organized by the Department of Sociology, the University of Kerala in association with the Centre for Diaspora Studies, University of Kerala, Online (17-20 February).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2020. “Becoming Indian through Transnational investment in property: A Study of Telugu Diaspora”. Paper presented at Three-Day International Virtual Conference on Cultural Studies organized by Cape Comorin Trust, India, Lavender Literary Club, India in collaboration with Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology, Andhra Pradesh, India, White Memorial College of Arts and Science for Women, Kerala, India in association with Cape Comorin Publisher, India, Online (17-20 December).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2020. “Transmission of cultural codes through language: Study of Gujarati Diaspora in Lisbon, Portugal”. Paper presented at International E-Conference on Migration, Diasporas and Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies, Opportunities and Challenges, jointly organized by Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT), New Delhi, India, Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Manila, Philippines, Center for Research on North America (CISAN), UNAM, Mexico, Online (2-5 November).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2020.“Nationhood beyond boundaries during COVID-19: On expedition of NRI voting and Parliamentary Representation of Indian Diaspora”. Paper presented at Mid-Term Webinar on Migration, Indian Diaspora, Marginalised communities and COVID-19 organised by Indian Sociological Society (ISS) and Centre for the Study of Social Inclusion and Exclusion Policy(CSSEIP), University of Hyderabad, Online (18 July).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2019. “Transmission of cultural codes through language: A Study of Gujarati Diaspora in Lisbon, Portugal”. Paper presented at Global Indian Diaspora: Its Contribution in Retention of Indian Culture and India Connect organised by Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi (22-23 January).
  • B, Ratna Bharati. 2017. “Expressing Self through Movies: A Lacanian understanding of Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Chitrangada”. Paper presented at Media and Subalterns in India organized by Central University of Rajasthan (16-17 March).
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