Displacement and Citizenship

Histories and Memories of Exclusion

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

Tulika Books

Displacement and Citizenship

Pub Date: January 2020

ISBN: 9788193926956

304 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $52.00£44.00

Displacement and Citizenship

Histories and Memories of Exclusion

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

Tulika Books

Displacement and citizenship are intricately connected in the contemporary flows of forced migration, internal displacement due to conflict situations, and development-induced migration. A primary site on which claims to cultural citizenship are constructed is memory. This is particularly true for the regions this book focuses on: South Asia (India, Bangladesh), Latin America (Peru), Europe (Germany, Austria), and Africa (Reunion island, Namibia, Rwanda). Each of these societies has been marked by displacement, caused either by colonial policies of land capture, slavery, indentured labor, and partitions, as well as modern immigration.

This book seeks to explore the multiplicity of memories and experiences of belonging and exclusion. The collected volume draws from the wide fields of literature, humanities, and social sciences to reflect on the questions of displacement and citizenship from different vantage points.

About the Author

Vijaya Rao is professor at the Center for French & Francophone Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Shambhavi Prakash is assistant professor at the Center of German Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Papori Bora is assistant professor at the Center for Women's Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Mallarika Sinha Roy teaches at the Center for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.