Histories of Belonging(s): Narrating Territory, Possession, and Dispossession at the India-Bangladesh Border*

@article{Cons2011HistoriesOB,
  title={Histories of Belonging(s): Narrating Territory, Possession, and Dispossession at the India-Bangladesh Border*},
  author={J. Cons},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={527 - 558}
}
  • J. Cons
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Modern Asian Studies
Abstract This paper offers a history of belonging in Dahagram, a sovereign Bangladeshi enclave situated within India but close to the India-Bangladesh border. I recount Dahagram's post-Partition history, focusing particularly on the long and localized struggles between 1974 and 1992 to open the Tin Bigha Corridor, a land bridge through Indian territory that links Dahagram to the Bangladeshi mainland. Drawing on the memories and experiences of residents, I examine Dahagram's past(s) as… Expand
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