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Junagadh, India and the logic of occupation and appropriation, 1947–49

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posted on 05.07.2018 by Rakesh Ankit
This article shows the logic of occupation and appropriation that operated in the wake of the integration of the princely state of Junagadh to the dominion of India in November 1947. This re-created the ‘everyday’ state and society in Junagadh and triggered questions of loyalty of Indian Muslims and suspicions about their presence in the country. The old-new Indian state had a heavy-handed response in line with the newly majoritarian, nationalist society. Using unused archival records to furnish fresh evidence of the maltreatment of Muslims— from appropriation of their properties to questioning their citizenship by the Indian ‘official mind’, to the latter’s confiscation of Junagadh state’s assets—the article provides an account of an arduous amalgamation in the post-1947 Indian ‘state-nation’ of the Muslims of Junagadh.

History

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

Studies in History

Volume

34

Issue

2

Pages

109 - 140

Citation

ANKIT, R., 2018. Junagadh, India and the logic of occupation and appropriation, 1947–49. Studies in History, 34 (2), pp.109-140.

Publisher

SAGE Publications © Jawaharlal Nehru University

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

24/03/2018

Publication date

2018

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This paper is closed access.

ISSN

0257-6430

eISSN

0973-080X

Language

en

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