No land’s people: Documenting Assam’s NRC crisis

In this episode, Suchitra Vijayan sits down with Abhishek Saha to discuss the xenophobic rhetoric around issues of migration and citizenship. What does belonging to a land look like? How is the way we imagine citizenship inherently violent? And how do state negligence and ill-intent come together to deny someone their right of existence in their homes? Saha explores all these questions and more.

By Suchitra Vijayan

25 August 2021

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Abhishek Saha covers northeastern India for The Indian Express. He reported from Kashmir for the Hindustan Times from 2015-18. Saha won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for his coverage of the Kashmir unrest of 2016.His debut book No Land’s People, a reportage-driven account of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, was published by HarperCollins in 2021. He tweets at @saha_abhi1990.

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