Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia by David N. Gellner

By David N. Gellner

Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia presents useful new ethnographic insights into lifestyles alongside essentially the most contentious borders on the earth. The amassed essays painting lifestyles at diversified issues throughout India's northern frontiers and, in a single example, alongside borders inside of India. even if discussing Shi'i Muslims striving to be patriotic Indians within the Kashmiri district of Kargil or Bangladeshis residing uneasily in an enclave surrounded by means of Indian territory, the individuals exhibit that country borders in Northern South Asia are advanced websites of contestation. India's borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, China, and Nepal surround noticeably other ways of existence, a complete spectrum of relationships to the kingdom, and plenty of struggles with pressing identification concerns. Taken jointly, the essays exhibit how, through taking a look at state-making in various, border-related contexts, it really is attainable to realize Northern South Asia's a number of countryside initiatives 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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