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The world is experiencing one of the largest movements of people in history with 65 million people displaced by conflict in 2015, the majority of which were from Asia. This book brings a deep engagement with individuals whose lives are shaped by encounters with borders by telling the stories of a poor Bangladeshi women who regularly crosses the India border to visit family, of Muslims from India living in Gulf countries for work, and the harrowing journey of a young Afghan man as he sets off on foot to Germany. The international and interdisciplinary work in this book contributes to this moment by analyzing how borders are experienced by migrants and borderlanders in South Asia, how mobility and diaspora are engaged in literature and media, and how the lives of migrants are transformed during their journey to new homes in South Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Europe.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 7-10
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  1. Introduction: The Global Transformation of Borders and Mobility
  2. Reece Jones and Md. Azmeary Ferdoush
  3. pp. 11-28
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  1. Section I. Experiencing Borders in South Asia
  1. Spaces of Refusal: Rethinking Sovereign Power and Resistance at the Border
  2. Reece Jones
  3. pp. 31-58
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  1. Border Layers: Formal and Informal Markets Along the India-BangladeshBorder
  2. Edward Boyle and Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman
  3. pp. 59-80
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  1. Experiencing the Border: The Lushai People and Transnational Space
  2. Azizul Rasel
  3. pp. 81-98
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  1. Section II. Mobility in and Beyond South Asia
  1. Of Insiders, Outsiders, and Infiltrators: The Politics of Citizenship and Inclusion in ContemporarySouth Asia
  2. Kavitha Rajagopalan
  3. pp. 101-122
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  1. Renegotiating Boundaries: Exploring the Lives of Undocumented Bangladeshi WomenWorkers in India
  2. Ananya Chakraborty
  3. pp. 123-144
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  1. 'The Immoral Traffic in Women': Regulating Indian Emigration to the Persian Gulf
  2. Andrea Wright
  3. pp. 145-166
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  1. The Journey to Europe: A Young Afghan’s Experience on the Migrant Route
  2. James Weir and Rohullah Amin
  3. pp. 167-186
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  1. Hardening Regional Borders: Changes in Mobility from South Asia to the European Union
  2. Marta Zorko
  3. pp. 187-204
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  1. Section III. Representations of Borders and Mobilityin Diaspora
  1. The Borders of Integration: Paperwork between Bangladesh and Belgium
  2. Malini Sur and Masja van Meeteren
  3. pp. 207-228
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  1. Disordering History and Collective Memory in Gunvantrai Acharya's Dariyalal
  2. Riddhi Shah
  3. pp. 229-248
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  1. Fragmented Lives: Locating ‘Home’ in the Poems of Sudesh Mishra
  2. Tana Trivedi
  3. pp. 249-266
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  1. Conclusion
  2. Md. Azmeary Ferdoush and Reece Jones
  3. pp. 267-274
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 275-278
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