Thursday, February 22, 2018

Shahani on Partition refugees in Bombay

Image result for "economic & political weekly"Uttara Shahani (Cambridge University) has published "Refugee Legal Challenges to Bombay Government's Land Requisition Housing Scheme: Nation-making in Partitioned India" in Economic & Political Weekly 53:4 (27 Jan. 2018), 73-79. Here is the abstract:
Partition refugees who arrived in India challenged the laws that various provincial governments enacted to "regulate" and "rehabilitate" them. By looking at one of the earliest and key cases concerning writs that emerged out of Sindhi refugee legal challenges to the Bombay government's land requisition scheme of 1947-48, this article suggests that partition refugees helped to shape the legal and constitutional landscape of newly independent India. 
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