Citizenship, abandonment and resistance in the India–Bangladesh borderland

  title={Citizenship, abandonment and resistance in the India–Bangladesh borderland},
  author={H. J. Shewly},
Abstract Drawing on ethnography in the enclaves in India and Bangladesh, this paper explores a multifaceted yet enduring relationship between citizenship, abandonment and resistance. Following the partition in 1947, the enclave residents’ citizenry was enacted like other Indian or Bangladeshi citizens’ disregarding these enclaves’ trans-territorial reality. This paper will demonstrate that enclave dwellers did not live in the ‘citizenship gap’, the difference between rights and benefits of… Expand
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