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Borderland City in New India

Frontier to Gateway

Duncan McDuie-Ra Willem van Schendel Tina Harris

208 pages
Amsterdam University Press
While India has been a popular subject of scholarly analysis in the past decade, the majority of that attention has been focused on its major cities. This volume instead explores contemporary urban life in a smaller city located in India's Northeast borderland at a time of dramatic change, showing how this city has been profoundly affected by armed conflict, militarism, displacement, interethnic tensions, and the expansion of neoliberal capitalism.
Author Bio
Duncan McDuie-Ra is professor of Urban Sociology at University of Newcastle, Australia. His most recent sole-authored books are Borderland City in New India (2016), Debating Race in Contemporary India (2015), and Northeast Migrants in Delhi: Race, Refuge and Retail (2012). Willem van Schendel (Em. Professor of Modern Asian Studies, University of Amsterdam. His recent books include: A History of Bangladesh (Cambridge University Press, 2020); Embedding Agricultural Commodities: Using Historical Evidence, 1840s–1940s (ed., London and New York: Routledge, 2017); The Camera as Witness: A Social History of Mizoram, Northeast India (Cambridge University Press 2015, with Joy L.K. Pachuau).