Settling the Citizen, Settling the Nomad: ‘Habitual offenders’, rebellion, and civic consciousness in western India, 1938–1952

@article{Bajrange2019SettlingTC,
  title={Settling the Citizen, Settling the Nomad: ‘Habitual offenders’, rebellion, and civic consciousness in western India, 1938–1952},
  author={Dakxin Bajrange and Sarah Gandee and William T. S. Gould},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={54},
  pages={337 - 383}
}
Abstract This article explores the politics of civic engagement during India's long decolonization between 1938 and 1952 for communities—the erstwhile ‘criminal tribes’—whose lifestyles were complicated by controls on their movement before and shortly following India's independence. It argues that their varied and contingent strategies of mobilization increasingly identified community particularities—notably, their marking as ‘criminals’ and a history of movement—as a basis for negotiating… Expand
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