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From Family to Police Force: Security and Belonging on a South Asian Border

Farhana Ibrahim


This book illuminates the production and contestation of social, familial, and national order on a South Asian borderland. In the borderland that divides Kutch, a district in the western Indian state of Gujarat, from Sindh, a southern province in Pakistan, there are many forces at work: civil and border police, the air wing of the armed forces, paramilitary forces, and various intelligence agencies that depute officers to the region. These groups are the major actors in the field of security and policing. The book offers a bird's-eye view of these groups, drawing on long-standing anthropologic ... More

Keywords: South Asian borderland, security, policing, nation-state, police, Gujarat, Pakistan, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501759536
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501759536.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Farhana Ibrahim, author
Indian Institute of Technology

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