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Caste, class and the history of the Indian passport

Natarajan, Kalathmika (2018) Caste, class and the history of the Indian passport. South Asia @ LSE (28 Mar 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Soon after announcing plans for an orange cover for passports of 'unskilled' Indians, the government rescinded the proposal. Kalathmika Natarajan writes that the passport has always been a document of privilege through which the Indian state has defined the ideal upper class/caste citizen eligible to travel abroad.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > South Asia @ LSE
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 15:57
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2020 00:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89122

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