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Body of Victim, Body of WarriorRefugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists$
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Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520274204

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520274204.001.0001

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Forging Political Identities, 1947–1988

Forging Political Identities, 1947–1988

The South Asian Refugee Regime and Refugee Resettlement Villages

(p.99) Three Forging Political Identities, 1947–1988
Body of Victim, Body of Warrior

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

University of California Press

This chapter examines the national contexts in which Kashmiri refugees emerged as rights-bearing political subjects in the postcolonial period. In the years immediately following World War II, forced displacement emerged as a global phenomenon. In South Asia, about 10 million people were accommodated in refugee camps and refugee resettlement villages during the Partition of colonial India. This chapter first provides an overview of the link between humanitarian internationalism and refugee regimes in the post-war period before discussing the legal and administrative management of displacement and resettlement that framed people's material conditions and political identities while also making refugee return a social fact that influenced the formation of the Kashmiri refugee family. It then considers how, within the South Asian refugee regime, Kashmiri refugees in Azad Jammu and Kashmir used their status of “difference” from Partition refugees and the “temporary” nature of their resettlement to enforce limits on the coercive power of the Pakistani state.

Keywords:   displacement, Kashmiri refugee, refugee camps, resettlement villages, India, humanitarian internationalism, political identities, South Asian refugee regime, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

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