1st Edition

Settlers, Saints and Sovereigns
An Ethnography of State Formation in Western India

ISBN 9780367176266
Published April 25, 2019 by Routledge India
252 Pages

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Book Description

This book is an anthropological study located along India‘s western border with Pakistan. The core arguments are situated within the context of contemporary religious nationalism, communal strife, and border politics in the Indian state of Gujarat. It seeks to understand how, within these contexts, a region becomes a meaningful place for its inhabi

Table of Contents

1. Imagining a Region  2. Migration, Memory, and Affect: Counter-Perspectives to Asmita  3. Defining a Border: Religion, Region, and Nation  4. Pastoralists, Islam, and the State: Religion and Settlement of the Border  5. Settlement, Sovereignty, and History  6. Epilogue.  Bibliography.  Index

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