Beyond Territorial and Jurisdictional Confines

EPW Special Issue Vol 52 (15), 2017 'Exploring Borderlands in South Asia' guest edited by Farhana Ibrahim and Tanuja Kothiyal is a historical and ethnographic exploration of borders and frontiers in south Asia. Taking the contemporary iteration of south Asian borders as a point of departure, the seven essays in the collection are an invitation to think beyond the territorial and jurisdictional confines of states, nations and academic disciplines, and to reflect instead on how concepts like mobility, negotiated sovereignty, and affect enable us to disrupt the modern idea of sovereignty as absolute and the state as sole arbiter of borders and frontiers. The issue includes essays by Anubhuti Maurya, Sahana Ghosh, Mallika Shakya,Tanuja Kothiyal,Vasudha Pande, Farhana Ibrahim and Swargajyoti Gohain along with an Introduction by Farhana Ibrahim and Tanuja Kothiyal
This collection of articles on borderlands in South Asia is a historical and ethnographic exploration of borders and frontiers in the region. Taking the contemporary ­iteration of South Asian borders as a point of departure, they invite the reader to think beyond the territorial and jurisdictional confines of states, nations and academic disciplines, and to reflect instead on how concepts like mobility, negotiated sovereignty, and affect enable us to disrupt the modern idea of sovereignty as absolute and the state as sole arbiter of borders and frontiers. - See more at: http://www.epw.in/journal/2017/15/exploring-borderlands-south-asia/beyon...
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