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Fleeting Land, fleeting People: Bangladeshi women in a Charland Environment in Lower Bengal, India

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala; Samanta, Gopa


Riverine islands (chars in Bengali or diaras in middle Gangetic plain) are common in deltaic lower Bengal and have often provided ideal places for the settlement of unauthorized migrants. Many of these chars are shifting, temporary and flood-prone, but some get stabilized with time although their legal status as "land" still remains contested. This a rticle is about the life experiences of some Bangladeshi women who have migrated from Bangladesh to India without proper authorization papers. It...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian and Pacific Migration Journal


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