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This book is about the tragic journeys and livelihood insecurities of coastal fisherfolk jailed by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for having entered each other's territorial waters. While reflecting on national anxieties and the deleterious politics of boundaries, it reveals how these fisherfolk create alternative maps and a new world of.
About the Author
Charu Gupta is Post-doctoral Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Delhi and teaches history at the University of Delhi. She did her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her publications include the book Sexuality, Obscenity, Community: Women, Muslims and the Hindu Public in Colonial India (2001), and several articles on gender, sexuality, fundamentalism and nationalism in various national and international journals.Mukul Sharma is Director of Amnesty International in India. He is a journalist, writer, trade unionist and a developmental professional and writes extensively on environment, development and labour. He has authored Landscapes and Lives: Environmental Dispatches on Rural India (2001) and edited Improving People's Lives: Lessons in Empowerment from Asia (2003).