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By Alexander Diener, Joshua Hagen

From our earliest schooldays, we're proven the area as a colourful college of nations, every one outlined via their very own immutable borders. What we regularly do not understand is that each political boundary was once created by means of humans. No political border is extra normal or genuine than one other, but a few foreign borders make no obvious experience in any respect. whereas targeting a few of these strange border shapes, this interesting e-book highlights the real fact that all borders, even those who look "normal," are social structures. In an period the place the ongoing relevance of the state kingdom is being wondered and the place transnationalism is changing the measure to which borders successfully demarcate areas of belonging, the members argue that this element is key to our realizing of the realm.

The distinct and compelling histories of a few of the world's oddest borders offer a terrific context for this crew of specialists to supply available and enlightening discussions of cultural globalization, fiscal integration, overseas migration, imperialism, postcolonialism, worldwide terrorism, nationalism, and supranationalism. each one author's local services enriches a textured account of the historic context within which those borders got here into lifestyles in addition to their historic and ongoing effect at the humans and states they bound.

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Contributions by: Eric D. Carter, Karen Culcasi, Alexander C. Diener, Joshua Hagen, Reece Jones, Robert Lloyd, Nick Megoran, Julian V. Minghi, David Newman, Robert Ostergren, and William C. Rowe.

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But Bangladesh will not give the salaries for the teachers. Neither will India. We stopped for that reason. There are many people living in the enclave, there is a big need for things like schools and colleges. Health issues are another problem facing the enclave residents. Because the enclaves are not officially part of the host countries, they are excluded from public health initiatives in the area. Bangladeshi officials question how they can be expected to provide for people who are officially Indian when they do not have enough resources for even their own citizens.

The history of this resettlement in the late 1960s and early 1970s is disputed and, although the enclave residents describe it as a peaceful exchange process, the surrounding Bangladeshi communities remember it as a turbulent period in which Muslim families migrating from India violently evicted the mostly Hindu population living in the enclaves. At that time, there were several violent riots in the Jalpaiguri district of India that targeted Muslim families who had decided to remain there. Because the official exchange program had ended a few years earlier, the only option for moving across the border was to exchange with Hindu families living in Indian enclaves.

3). 30 To allay these fears, the agreement was revised in 1982 to make clear that India would maintain sovereignty over the corridor even as it was rented by Bangladesh in perpetuity. The second argument against the new corridor was that, while allowing Bangladesh access to the Dahagram/Angarpota enclave, it would simultaneously cut off the Indian village of Kuchlibari from the rest of India, making it a new enclave. 31 This was a serious issue because every time the corridor was in use by Bangladeshi residents, it would be closed to Indian Kuchlibari residents who wanted to travel to other parts of India.

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