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Displacement and Exile: The State-Refugee Relations in India

Abhijit Dasgupta


This volume highlights some emerging issues in the study of displaced persons in India, like the agency and voices of people who flee across an international border, the identities they forge for themselves, their relations with the hosts and their interactions with the state and non-governmental organizations. Three case studies included here are: (a) ‘Partition refugees’ from East Pakistan to West Bengal, (b) ‘Tamil refugees’ from Sri Lanka to India, and (c) ‘Bangladesh Liberation War refugees’ from East Pakistan to West Bengal. The reader will find that each case is in itself highly complex ... More

Keywords: refugees, exile, Harijans, Indian state, resettlement, rehabilitation, habitat, local-level politics, special camps, third-country asylum, infiltration, internally displaced persons (IDPs)

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199461172
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461172.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abhijit Dasgupta, author
Professor, Dept of Sociology, University of Delhi, Delhi

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