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By Charu Gupta,Mukul Sharma

This publication is set the tragic trips and livelihood insecurities of coastal fisherfolk jailed by means of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for having entered every one other’s territorial waters. whereas reflecting on nationwide anxieties and the deleterious politics of obstacles, it finds how those fisherfolk create substitute maps and a brand new global of ‘debordering’.

These fishworkers and coastal conflicts were matters of daily information, yet by no means a topic of significant examine. a primary of its variety, the current booklet breaks new flooring through studying the trips of those fisherfolk and coastal conflicts in South Asia from a number of overlapping yet specific views: declining sea assets, safeguard and border anxieties, pain of the fisherfolk, their ambiguous identities and transnational pursuits. The booklet can be cutting edge by way of method: it really is fisherfolk-centric because it marginalizes the troubles of the kingdom from the viewpoint of defense; it questions the very foundation of protection and argues for a shift in its perspective.


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