By Charu Gupta,Mukul Sharma

This ebook is set the tragic trips and livelihood insecurities of coastal fisherfolk jailed by way 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 topics of daily information, yet by no means an issue of great research. a primary of its variety, the current ebook breaks new floor by means of interpreting the trips of those fisherfolk and coastal conflicts in South Asia from numerous overlapping yet special views: declining sea assets, safety and border anxieties, anguish of the fisherfolk, their ambiguous identities and transnational events. The ebook is usually cutting edge by way of method: it truly is fisherfolk-centric because it marginalizes the worries of the country from the point of view of protection; it questions the very foundation of safety and argues for a shift in its perspective.


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