Boundaries and Belonging: Rehabilitating Refugees in India, 1947-1971 (Hardcover)
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Boundaries and Belonging: Rehabilitating Refugees in India, 1947-1971 documents and analyses the efforts of the Indian State to rehabilitate the refugees migrating to India after the tragic partitioning of the subcontinent. While Partition and borders decided the physical contours of India and Pakistan, the rehabilitation programme in both countries was more than just an administrative task as it decided the crucial issue of being citizens of the State. Comparing the treatment and policies for refugees from West and East Pakistan, this book investigates the priorities of the nascent nation-state in determining its constituents.