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Citizen Refugee: Forging the Indian Nation after Partition (2018)
Book
Sen, U. (2018). Citizen Refugee: Forging the Indian Nation after Partition. Cambridge University Press (CUP). https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108348553

This innovative study explores the interface between nation-building and refugee rehabilitation in post-partition India. Relying on archival records and oral histories, Uditi Sen analyses official policy towards Hindu refugees from eastern Pakistan t... Read More about Citizen Refugee: Forging the Indian Nation after Partition.

Developing Terra Nullius: colonialism, nationalism, and indigeneity in the Andaman Islands (2017)
Journal Article
Sen, U. (in press). Developing Terra Nullius: colonialism, nationalism, and indigeneity in the Andaman Islands. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 59(4), doi:10.1017/S0010417517000330

This article explores in detail the legal structures and discursive framings informing the governance of one particular ‘backward’ region of India, the Andaman Islands. It traces the shifting patterns of occupation and development of the Islands in t... Read More about Developing Terra Nullius: colonialism, nationalism, and indigeneity in the Andaman Islands.

The myths refugees live by: memory and history in the making of Bengali refugee identity (2013)
Journal Article
Sen, U. (2014). The myths refugees live by: memory and history in the making of Bengali refugee identity. Modern Asian Studies, 48(1), doi:10.1017/S0026749X12000613

Within the popular memory of the partition of India, the division of Bengal continues to evoke themes of political rupture, social tragedy and nostalgia. The refugees, or more broadly speaking, Hindu migrants from East Bengal, are often the central a... Read More about The myths refugees live by: memory and history in the making of Bengali refugee identity.