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
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.