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India's Bangladesh problem, the marginalization of Bengali Muslims in neoliberal times, Navine Murshid.

In recent years, Bengali Muslims in India have faced harassment and scapegoating as the trope of the illegal Bangladeshi has gained political currency. India's Bangladesh Problem explores the experience of Bengali Muslims on the Indian side of the India-Bangladesh border in the context of neoliberal policies, unequal bilateral relations, labor migration, contested citizenship, and increasingly xenophobic government rhetoric. Drawing on extensive research in the borderlands and hinterlands of both countries, Navine Murshid argues that ever-deepening neoliberal policies across the border have shaped how certain ethnic groups are valued and have reconfigured social hierarchies. She provides new insights into the strategic inclusion, exclusion, and invisibility that characterizes Bengali Muslims' lives, rendering them a group susceptible to manipulation by virtue of their ethnic kinship to the majority of Bangladeshis. In turn, Bengali Muslims simultaneously resist and utilize received neoliberal ideas to sustain their lives and livelihoods at a time when neoliberal development has largely bypassed them
Table of contents
Neoliberalism and identity-based hierarchy -- Borders as sites of strength and vulnerability -- Assam and the illegal other -- Whatever happened to Bengali nationalism? The "appeased" Muslims of West Bengal
Literary form
non fiction
1st ed.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Mar 2023)
Physical description
1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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