Description: This book discusses the acute problems of distressed migration and urban involution in India, focusing on: (a) patterns of migration, (b) phenomena of migration-urbanization system, (c) poverty, (d) processes, and (e) policies. About 221 million people moved in 1991, swelling to 327 million by 2001 (out of one billion), i.e., every third Indian is a migrant. By 2011, their number has risen to perhaps 450 million. Therefore, the book deals with the ebbs and flows of one of the largest numbers of migrants in the world. It emphasizes the migration problems that are lacking in most studies. It also unravels causal links between migration, urbanization, and regional disparities, focusing on many burgeoning issues, like poverty-induced migration, widespread rural poverty, urban decay, choking slums, rampant corruption, and widening social and regional disparities. The book envisages development policies and strategies, not only for India's poor migrants, but also for the masses, for ushering in a just and egalitarian society. The book will be relevant to geographers, demographers, population specialists, economists, social scientists, urban and regional planners, management scholars, and the policy makers.