Displacement and Citizenship

Histories and Memories of Exclusion

Edited by Mallarika Sinha Roy, Papori Bora, Shambhavi Prakash, Vijaya Rao

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Displacement and Citizenship: Histories and Memories of Exclusion intends to capture the crises of forced migration, internal displacement due to conflict situations and development-induced migration. The essays in this volume record the experiences of societies in South Asia (India, Bangladesh), Latin America (Peru), Europe (Germany, Austria) and Africa (Reunion Island, Namibia, Rwanda), each of which has histories marked by large-scale displacement caused by colonial policies of land capture, slavery or indentured labour, or partitions and other exclusions in the very birth of the nation-state. The essays are more than mere cautionary tales. They articulate how the denial of ‘belonging’ leaves a mark not only on individuals, but also on the nation that excludes, as well as the implications it has for citizens’ access to rights and the solidarity of fellow-citizens.

Mallarika Sinha Roy

Mallarika Sinha Roy is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her book, Gender and Radical Politics in India: Magic Moments of Naxalbari (1967––1975), was published in 2011. She has also published articles in journals like Economic and Political Weekly, Feminist ReviewIndian Journal of Gender StudiesContemporary South AsiaFeminism and Psychology and Journal of South Asian Development. Her research interests include social movement studies, gender and political violence, and history and politics of South Asia.

Papori Bora

Papori Bora is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Women’s Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Shambhavi Prakash

Shambhavi Prakash is Assistant Professor at the Centre of German Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Vijaya Rao

Vijaya Rao is Professor at the Centre for French and Francophone Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.