Displacement and Exile

The State–Refugee Relations in India

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9780199461172

Publication date:

29/04/2016

Hardback

272 pages

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ISBN:

9780199461172

Publication date:

29/04/2016

Hardback

272 pages

Abhijit Dasgupta

In this volume, Abhijit Dasgupta presents an ethnographic account of lives in exile, analysing the agency and voices of those who flee across international borders, the identities they forge for themselves, their relations with their hosts, and their interactions with states and non-governmental organizations.

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Abhijit Dasgupta

Description

India has played host to numerous refugee groups since its independence, beginning with the refugees of Partition. Significantly, it has eschewed the major international agreements on displaced people. While this has enabled India to remain autonomous in dealing with refugees, it has resulted in the absence of laws and mechanisms to address cross-border migration, resulting in ad hoc and inconsistent executive responses to refugee groups. Highlighting the emerging areas in the study of displaced persons in India, Abhijit Dasgupta presents an ethnographic account of lives in exile, analysing the agency and voices of those who flee across international borders, the identities they forge for themselves, their relations with their hosts, and their interactions with states and non-governmental organizations. The author examines three specific displaced groups—the Partition refugees from East Pakistan (1947), the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who reached India in 1983, and the refugees of the Bangladesh Liberation War (1971).

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Abhijit Dasgupta

Table of contents

Acknowledgements List of Tables List of Maps List of Photographs List of Abbreviations Photographs Introduction 1. Residues of Partition: Displaced Bengalis in West Bengal 2. Three Decades in Exile: Sri Lankan Tamils in India 3. Exile and Freedom: Bangladesh Liberation War Refugees, 1971 Conclusion Appendix References Index About the Author

Abhijit Dasgupta

Features

 This is a detailed ethnographic account of population displacement and lives in exile.  Three case studies deal with Partition refugees (1947), Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who sought asylum in Tamil Nadu since 1983, and Bangladesh Liberation War refugees (1971).

Abhijit Dasgupta

Abhijit Dasgupta

Description

India has played host to numerous refugee groups since its independence, beginning with the refugees of Partition. Significantly, it has eschewed the major international agreements on displaced people. While this has enabled India to remain autonomous in dealing with refugees, it has resulted in the absence of laws and mechanisms to address cross-border migration, resulting in ad hoc and inconsistent executive responses to refugee groups. Highlighting the emerging areas in the study of displaced persons in India, Abhijit Dasgupta presents an ethnographic account of lives in exile, analysing the agency and voices of those who flee across international borders, the identities they forge for themselves, their relations with their hosts, and their interactions with states and non-governmental organizations. The author examines three specific displaced groups—the Partition refugees from East Pakistan (1947), the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who reached India in 1983, and the refugees of the Bangladesh Liberation War (1971).

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Table of contents

Acknowledgements List of Tables List of Maps List of Photographs List of Abbreviations Photographs Introduction 1. Residues of Partition: Displaced Bengalis in West Bengal 2. Three Decades in Exile: Sri Lankan Tamils in India 3. Exile and Freedom: Bangladesh Liberation War Refugees, 1971 Conclusion Appendix References Index About the Author

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