Citizenship and its Discontents: An Indian History

TitleCitizenship and its Discontents: An Indian History
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJayal, Niraja Gopal
Number of Pages366
PublisherHarvard University Press
CityCambridge, MA

The idea of citizenship in India has evolved from legal status to rights to identity over the past century. Early optimism for a true republic of equals is challenged today. Once seen as an anomaly, India is where every major theoretical debate about citizenship is being enacted, and a place no global discussion of citizenship can afford to ignore.

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