ISBN 9789380403175,Shorelines: Space and rights in South India

Shorelines: Space and rights in South India


Yoda Press



Yoda Press

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789380403175

ISBN-10 9380403178

Paper Back

Number of Pages 495 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

In Shorelines, Ajantha Subramanian argues that the fishers' struggle requires a rethinking of Indian democracy, citizenship, and environmentalism. Rather than see these fishers as nonmoderns inhabiting a bounded cultural world or as moderns wholly captured by the logic of state power, she illustrates how they constitute themselves as political subjects. In particular, she shows how they produced new geographies of regionalism, common property, alternative technology, and fisher citizenship that underpinned claims to rights, thus using space as an instrument of justice. Moving beyond the romantic myth of self-contained, natural-resource-dependent populations, this work reveals the charged political maneuvers between subalterns and sovereigns in South Asia