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Description - Refugees, Borders and Identities: Rights and Habitat in East and Northeast India by Anindita Ghoshal

This book examines the impact of Partition on refugees in East and Northeast India and their struggle for identity, space and political rights. In the wake of the legalisation of the Citizenship Amendment Act in 2019, this region remains a hotbed of identity and refugee politics.

Drawing on extensive research and in-depth fieldwork, this book discusses themes of displacement, rehabilitation, discrimination and politicisation of refugees that preceded and followed the Partition of India in 1947. It portrays the crises experienced by refugees in recreating the socio-cultural milieu of the lost motherland and the consequent loss of their linguistic, cultural, economic and ethnic identities. The author also studies how the presence of the refugees shaped the conduct of politics in West Bengal, Assam and Tripura in the decades following Partition.

Refugees, Borders and Identities will be indispensable for scholars and researchers of refugee studies, border studies, South Asian history, migration studies, Partition studies, sociology, anthropology, political studies, international relations and refugee studies, and for general readers of modern Indian history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780367322663
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 310
Imprint: Routledge India
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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