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Borderlands: Travels Across India’s Boundaries

Book Specification

Binding Paperback
Language English
Number Of Pages 400
Author Pradeep Damodaran
Publisher Hachette India
Isbn-10 9351952258
Isbn-13 9789351952251

Borderlands: Travels Across India’s Boundaries

Pradeep Damodaran's Borderlands: Travels Across India’s Boundaries

For most residents of India’s bustling metros and big towns, nationality and citizenship are privileges that are often taken for granted. The country’s periphery, however, is dotted with sleepy towns and desolate villages whose people, simply by having more in common with citizens of neighbouring nations than with their own, have to prove their Indian identity every day.
It is these specks on the country’s map that Pradeep Damodaran rediscovers as he travels across India’s borders for a little more than a year, experiencing life in far-flung areas that rarely feature in mainstream conversations. In Borderlands, he recounts his encounters with the war-weary fishermen of Dhanushkodi at the southernmost tip of Tamil Nadu, who live in fear both of the Indian Coast Guard and the Sri Lankan navy; farmers in Hussainiwala, a village on Punjab’s border with Pakistan, who are unwilling to build concrete houses for fear of them being destroyed in the ever looming war. Tamil traders of Moreh, a town straddling the Manipur Myanmar border, who pay bribes to at least ten different militant Organizations so they can safely conduct their business; and ex-servicemen in Campbell Bay who were resettled there three generations ago and have long been forgotten by the mainland.
From Minicoy in Lakshadweep to Taki in West Bengal, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh to Raxaul in Bihar, Damodaran’s compelling narrative reinforces the idea that, in India, a land of contrasts and contradictions, Beauty and diversity, conflict comes in many forms.
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Why you should read Borderlands: Travels Across India’s Boundaries by Pradeep Damodaran

This book has been written by Pradeep Damodaran, who has written books like Borderlands: Travels Across India’s Boundaries,The Mullaperiyar Water War: The Dam That Divided Two States,Borderlands: Travels Along India's Boundaries. The books are written in Travel Writing,Religion category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : Travel Writing. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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Borderlands: Travels Across India’s Boundaries Paperback English
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Good 26 hours
Excellent 13 hours
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