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Mapping Citizenship in India

Anupama Roy


This study contributes to the ongoing debate on the theory of citizenship. It traces the Citizenship Act of India, 1955 — from its inception, through various amendments (1986, 2003, and 2005), its connection with other significant laws such as the Abducted Persons Recovery and Rehabilitation Act (1949) and the Illegal Migrants Determination by Tribunals Act (1983), and relevant judgments — to see how citizenship unfolded among differentially located individuals, communities, and groups. The book identifies the amendments in the Citizenship Act as transitions which are, however, not the manifes ... More

Keywords: citizenship, Citizenship Act of India, amendments, place-making, neo-liberalism, Indian Republic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780198066743
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066743.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anupama Roy, author