Contested Coastlines: Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in by Charu Gupta,Mukul Sharma

By Charu Gupta,Mukul Sharma

This e-book 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 limitations, it unearths 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 a topic of great learn. a primary of its type, the current ebook breaks new floor via interpreting the trips of those fisherfolk and coastal conflicts in South Asia from numerous overlapping yet precise views: declining sea assets, defense and border anxieties, affliction of the fisherfolk, their ambiguous identities and transnational routine. The ebook is additionally cutting edge by way of method: it really is fisherfolk-centric because it marginalizes the troubles of the nation from the viewpoint of safeguard; it questions the very foundation of protection and argues for a shift in its perspective.


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