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Title Borders and mobility in South Asia and beyond / edited by Reece Jones and Md. Azmeary Ferdoush
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (277 pages) : illustrations
Series Asian borderlands ; 7
Asian borderlands ; 7
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Section I; 1 Spaces of Refusal; 2 Border Layers; 3 Experiencing the Border; Section II; 4 Of Insiders, Outsiders, and Infiltrators; 5 Renegotiating Boundaries; 6 'The Immoral Traffic in Women'; 7 The Journey to Europe; 8 Hardening Regional Borders; Section III; 9 The Borders of Integration; 10 Disordering History and Collective Memory in Gunvantrai Acharya's Dariyalal; 11 Fragmented Lives; Conclusion; Index; List of Figures; Figure 2.1 Land Customs Stations in Northeast India
Figure 2.2 Locations of Border Haats along the India-Bangladesh BorderFigure 3.1 The Chittagong Hill Tracts; Figure 3.2 The Sajek Valley; Figure 7.1 Typical Afghan Transportation; Figure 7.2 Akbar's Route to Europe; Figure 10.1 Ramjibha's Identity Tangent
Summary The world is experiencing one of the largest movements of people in history with 65 million people displaced by conflict in 2015, the majority of which were from Asia. This book brings a deep engagement with individuals whose lives are shaped by encounters with borders by telling the stories of a poor Bangladeshi women who regularly crosses the India border to visit family, of Muslims from India living in Gulf countries for work, and the harrowing journey of a young Afghan man as he sets off on foot to Germany. The international and interdisciplinary work in this book contributes to this moment by analyzing how borders are experienced by migrants and borderlanders in South Asia, how mobility and diaspora are engaged in literature and media, and how the lives of migrants are transformed during their journey to new homes in South Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Boundaries.
Emigration and immigration.
South Asian diaspora.
South Asians -- Foreign countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Ferdoush, Md. Azmeary, editor
Jones, Reece, editor
ISBN 9048535220 (electronic bk.)
9789048535224 (electronic bk.)