1st Edition

Contested Coastlines Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in South Asia

By Charu Gupta Copyright 2008
    251 Pages
    by Routledge India

    228 Pages
    by Routledge India

    This book is about the tragic journeys and livelihood insecurities of coastal fisherfolk jailed by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for having entered each other‘s territorial waters. While reflecting on national anxieties and the deleterious politics of boundaries, it reveals how these fisherfolk create alternative maps and a new world of

    1. Introduction  2. Beyond Borders: The Indian Ocean Region in South Asia  3. Fisherfolk as Prisoners of War : India and Pakistan  4. The Killing Waters: India and Sri Lanka  5. Ironies of Identities: India and Bangladesh  6.  Unruly Fisherfolk in the Eyes of Law   7. Conclusion.   Notes and References.  Index