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Circles of Insecurity: The Border People*
Circles of insecurity: The border people

This chapter intends to study population flows in the east and north-east of India from the South Asian sub-region of Bangladesh, Myanmar and parts of Nepal that borders India, and analyse in that perspective how human flows negotiate borders and boundaries, and impact on meta-discourses of security. This study of the relation between population flows and security will aim to produce a critique not only of state-centric perceptions, but also a critique of the development of a language of care that arises from within the language of violence. It will analyse how concerns for the displaced is born out of conflict and often remains hostage to conflict. I shall take the term ‘refugees’ here ...

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