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Migration, citizenship and belonging in Hyderabad (Deccan), 1946–1956

Sherman, Taylor C. (2011) Migration, citizenship and belonging in Hyderabad (Deccan), 1946–1956. Modern Asian Studies, 45 (1). pp. 81-107. ISSN 1469-8099

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0026749X10000326

Abstract

Whilst the history of the Indian diaspora after independence has been the subject of much scholarly attention, very little is known about non-Indian migrants in India. This paper traces the fate of Arabs, Afghans and other Muslim migrants after the forcible integration of the princely state of Hyderabad into the Indian Union in 1948. Because these non-Indian Muslims were doubly marked as outsiders by virtue of their foreign birth and their religious affiliation, the government of India wished to deport these men and their families. But the attempt to repatriate these people floundered on both political and legal shoals. In the process, many were left legally stateless. Nonetheless, migrants were able to creatively change the way they self-identified both to circumvent immigration controls and to secure greater privileges within India.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2010 Cambridge University Press
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > International History
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2011 11:36
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 10:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/32791

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