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By David N. Gellner

ISBN-10: 0822355426

ISBN-13: 9780822355427

Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia presents precious new ethnographic insights into lifestyles alongside essentially the most contentious borders on the earth. The accrued essays painting life at assorted 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 via Indian territory, the members exhibit that nation borders in Northern South Asia are complicated websites of contestation. India's borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, China, and Nepal surround considerably other ways of existence, a complete spectrum of relationships to the country, and lots of struggles with pressing identification concerns. Taken jointly, the essays express how, by means of taking a look at state-making in various, border-related contexts, it really is attainable to appreciate Northern South Asia's numerous countryside tasks with out 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 ok. Mishra, Anastasia Piliavsky, Jeevan R. Sharma, Willem van Schendel

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