Reconfiguring Citizenship in Contemporary India

  title={Reconfiguring Citizenship in Contemporary India},
  author={N. G. Jayal},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  pages={33 - 50}
  • N. G. Jayal
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
Abstract In this paper the author revisits her book, Citizenship and Its Discontents: An Indian History (2013), to examine its central themes—status, rights and identity—in relation to political developments in India since 2014. The paper argues and provides evidence for, firstly, the greater consolidation of a jus sanguinis citizenship regime, with an attenuation of religion-neutral laws of citizenship; secondly, a shift from a rights-based conception of social citizenship to a contributory… Expand
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