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Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia

Gellner, David N. [Hrsg.]:
Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia / ed. by David N. Gellner ; with an afterword by Willem van Schendel. - Durham, NC [u.a.] : Duke University Press, 2013. - 310 S. : Ill., Kt.
ISBN 978-0-8223-5542-7
US$ 89,95 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-8223-5556-4
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DDC: 306.20954

Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia provides valuable new ethnographic insights into life along some of the most contentious borders in the world. The collected essays portray existence at different points across India's northern frontiers and, in one instance, along borders within India. Whether discussing Shi'i Muslims striving to be patriotic Indians in the Kashmiri district of Kargil or Bangladeshis living uneasily in an enclave surrounded by Indian territory, the contributors show that state borders in Northern South Asia are complex sites of contestation. India's borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, China, and Nepal encompass radically different ways of life, a whole spectrum of relationships to the state, and many struggles with urgent identity issues. Taken together, the essays show how, by looking at state-making in diverse, border-related contexts, it is possible to comprehend Northern South Asia's various nation-state projects without relapsing into conventional nationalist accounts. [Verlagsinformation]

Preface. vii
David N. Gellner:
Introduction. Northern South Asia's Diverse Borders, from Kachchh to Mizoram. 1
1. Anastasia Piliavsky:
Borders without Borderlands: On the Social Reproduction of State Demarcation in Rajasthan. 24
2. Radhika Gupta:
Allegiance and Alienation: Border Dynamics in Kargil. 47
3. Nayanika Mathur:
Naturalizing the Himalaya-as-Border in Uttarakhand. 72
4. Sondra L. Hausner and Jeevan R. Sharma:
On the Way to India: Nepali Rituals of Border Crossing. 94
5. Rosalind Evans:
The Perils of Being a Borderland People: On the Lhotshampas of Bhutan. 117
6. Deepak K. Mishra:
Developing the Border: The State and the Political Economy of Development in Arunachal Pradesh. 141
7. Vibha Joshi:
The Micropolitics of Borders: The Issue of Greater Nagaland (or Nagalim). 163
8. Nicholas Farrelly:
Nodes of Control in a South(east) Asian Borderland. 194
9. Jason Cons:
Histories of Belonging(s): Narrating Territory, Possession, and Dispossession at the India-Bangladesh Border. 214
10. Annu Jalais:
Geographies and Identities: Subaltern Partition Stories along Bengal's Southern Frontier. 245
Willem van Schendel:
Afterword. Making the Most of "Sensitive" Borders. 266
Contributors. 273
Bibliography. 277
Index. 303

DAVID N. GELLNER is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford. He is the editor of Varieties of Activist Experience: Civil Society in South Asia and Ethnic Activism and Civil Society in South Asia and coeditor (with Krishna Hachhethu) of Local Democracy in South Asia: Microprocesses of Democratization in Nepal and Its Neighbours. Profile page.

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