Nullification of citizenship: negotiating authority without identity documents in coastal Odisha, India

@article{Chhotray2018NullificationOC,
  title={Nullification of citizenship: negotiating authority without identity documents in coastal Odisha, India},
  author={Vasudha Chhotray},
  journal={Contemporary South Asia},
  year={2018},
  volume={26},
  pages={175 - 190}
}
This paper discusses the case of a community of Bengali immigrant settlers along the coast of Odisha in India at the centre of a unique citizenship controversy. Families have arrived here gradually over the years since 1947, and have generally acquired a range of identity documents from Indian state agencies. These documents certify to a range of rights that signal social and political participation within India: land ownership, voting rights and the receipt of official welfare subsidies. With… Expand

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