Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Displacement and ExileThe State-Refugee Relations in India$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Abhijit Dasgupta

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199461172

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461172.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 04 December 2020



(p.1) Introduction
Displacement and Exile

Abhijit Dasgupta

Oxford University Press

Three points merit attention in a study on refugees in India. First, the Partition of the country or the fragmentation of India’s colonial state structure at the moment of decolonization triggered large population movements. Second, India is not a signatory to the major international agreements on displaced people, the United Nations Convention (1951) and the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (1967). Finally, the Indian state’s treatment meted out to refugees has not been consistent. As the study shows, state responses to cross-border displacement have varied, both regarding different groups of displaced people and regarding the same group over time. This chapter studies state–refugee relations against this backdrop and within a specific theoretical and conceptual framework.

Keywords:   refugees, displaced, post-colonial state, Partition, ethnic strife, South Asia, Liberation War, 1971

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .