New PDF release: Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia

By David N. Gellner

Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia presents invaluable new ethnographic insights into lifestyles alongside the most contentious borders on this planet. The accumulated essays painting life at assorted issues throughout India's northern frontiers and, in a single example, alongside borders inside India. no matter if discussing Shi'i Muslims striving to be patriotic Indians within the Kashmiri district of Kargil or Bangladeshis dwelling uneasily in an enclave surrounded by way of Indian territory, the participants convey that kingdom borders in Northern South Asia are complicated websites of contestation. India's borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, China, and Nepal surround noticeably other ways of lifestyles, a complete spectrum of relationships to the country, and plenty of struggles with pressing identification concerns. Taken jointly, the essays express how, by means of taking a look at state-making in assorted, border-related contexts, it truly is attainable to realize Northern South Asia's quite a few geographical region tasks with no relapsing into traditional nationalist accounts.

Contributors. Jason Cons, Rosalind Evans, Nicholas Farrelly, David N. Gellner, Radhika Gupta, Sondra L. Hausner, Annu Jalais, Vibha Joshi, Nayanika Mathur, Deepak okay. Mishra, Anastasia Piliavsky, Jeevan R. Sharma, Willem van Schendel

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